How to Launch a Hybrid School from Scratch

This Workshop presents a step-by-step plan for launching a new school. This covers the progression from your initial idea to the first day of classes to a sustainable, healthy school. Topics covered include all the functional areas that a new school must address: Finance, Facilities/Infrastructure, Marketing/Admissions/Development, Academics/Programs, Governance/Management, and Staffing. In addition to overall concepts and guiding principles, we will explore practical suggestions, possible pitfalls, and solutions to common challenges.

Mark Palmer

Mr. Palmer helps businesses and non-profits optimize operations using lean processes and cloud technology. He is co-founder and past board chair of Trinity Classical School of Houston, where he currently teaches a course on Algorithms to 9th graders and advises start-up schools. He is co-founder of Safford LLC, a process consulting firm, and VizMetrics Inc., which creates dashboard reports for universities. Prior to VizMetrics, he was V.P. of e-Commerce for a Fortune 100 company and developed a performance reporting system for Argentina’s largest company. Mr. Palmer holds a B.A. in Economics from Rice University.

Web Tools for Schools

Learn how to increase back-office efficiency and reduce costs by using low-cost, cloud-based solutions. Gain practical ideas for saving staff time, eliminating process steps, and reducing the number of paper documents that you process and store. Topics covered include marketing, admissions, staffing, finance, electronic payments, academics and governance.

Mark Palmer

Mark is the Board Chair at Trinity Classical School of Houston. He has over 25 years of experience with information technology projects covering application development, cloud computing, analytics, and operational process design. He has served as Director of Application Development and Vice President of eCommerce at a Fortune 100 company. Mark holds a B.A. in Economics from Rice University.