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Over 150 CEOs Gather To Make An Impact On Local Schools
   BY MONIQUE STAMPS Sentinel Staff Writer
On Friday, February 19, Tampa Bay Area senior exec- utives volunteered for the day at elementary schools throughout Hillsborough County Public Schools as part of the innovative, educational program — ‘CEOs In Schools.’
Nearly 160 CEOs immersed themselves into an authentic day-in-the-life experience of public school educators and students. Executives shared their business knowledge with the young future work- force, while learning first- hand about the challenges facing our schools.
The ‘CEOs In Schools’ ini- tiative was founded by Brian Butler, CEO of Vistra Com- munications in partnership with Hillsborough County Public School System and the
At Oak Park Elementary: Ryan Moody, Oak Park Elementary School Principal; Kim Jowell, Hillsborough Education Foundation, CEO; Tara Battiato, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Vice President of Community Impact and Executive Director of Glazer Vision; and Brian Butler, Vistra Commu- nications President & CEO/CEOs in Schools Founder.
At Walton Academy: Nicholas Glover from Tampa Chamber with Aisheeda Benjamin, Aca- demic Director at Walton Academy for the Per- forming Arts.
Hillsborough Education Foundation. Mr. Butler is CEO Mentor to the Principal of Mort Elementary School.
This program pairs a CEO from the business world with a principal in area schools as mentors. Students are also
invited to business meetings and exposed to the business community.
Hillsborough Education Foundation (HEF) is a non- profit focused on strengthen- ing public education by supporting teachers and em- powering students to achieve
academic and personal suc- cess. In light of COVID and tightening funds, teachers and students need commu- nity support from business partners. Business leaders provide expertise, fresh ideas, and key resources to help make the schools, principals,
and students successful. Learn more about‘CEOs In Schools’ at OneDay-
For questions about the
program, contact Mike Mc- Collum at (813) 574-0296 or Mmccollum@Education-

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