Compass Charter Schools Introduces Gregory Cohen as Chief Academic Officer

By August 10, 2023 News

CONTACT: Kimberly Aguilar, (805) 341-4689

Compass Charter Schools (Compass) welcomes Chief Academic Officer Greg Cohen. Greg has been serving scholars and teachers for over 25 years in various leadership roles. He is skilled in innovating from classroom to boardroom and delivering results through skillful facilitation and creative problem-solving. Greg’s inclusive and collaborative leadership style empowers teams, builds staff capacity, and creates positive school culture. 

Elizabeth Brenner, Superintendent & CEO, shares, “I am excited to have Greg join our leadership team. He exemplifies the ARTIC (Achievement, Respect, Teamwork, Integrity, & Communication) values, and his enthusiasm for innovation will help Compass continue to provide the Gold Standard in Virtual Education.”

Greg received his bachelor of science degree in English/Secondary Education from Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania and began his work in education in 1995 in Philadelphia. Shortly after, he moved to San Diego, where he earned his Master of Education in Education Technology from National University.

He has served in numerous roles during his career, including lead teacher, learning support specialist, learning design coordinator, director on a charter school Board of Directors, principal, director of curriculum development and implementation, and director of curriculum and instruction. Greg has found success in developing innovative curriculum for at-promise students, facilitating strategic planning and professional development, and building a positive culture to increase engagement, retention, and gains.

“Greg is among the most accessible, talented, creative, and forward-thinking servant leaders I’ve known,” shares Kevin Pressley, a former colleague. “He is a collaborator in every way, and his energy to build what’s best for scholars will fit perfectly with Compass. Kudos for adding such a high-quality person to the team! Also, give Greg a harmonica and prepare to be amazed. He does it all!”

Greg shares, “I enjoy helping to make learning relevant, personal, meaningful, and fun. I’m excited to join the Compass team and contribute to the wonderful culture to continue helping scholars achieve.”

About Compass Charter Schools
Compass Charter Schools is a WASC-accredited virtual personalized learning public charter school serving thousands of scholars throughout California. Catering to TK-12 grade scholars, Compass offers two personalized learning programs. Compass is committed to creating a collaborative virtual learning community, inspiring scholars to appreciate the ways in which arts and sciences nurture a curiosity for lifelong learning, and preparing scholars to take responsibility for their future successes.

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