National Dropout Prevention Center/Network

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The National Dropout Prevention Center/Network (NDPC/N) "was begun in 1986 to serve as a clearinghouse on issues related to dropout prevention and to offer strategies designed to increase the graduation rate in America's schools." [1]

Executive Board

Accessed September 2008: [2]

  • Sandy Addis - Director, Pioneer Regional Educational Service Agency
  • Edward Bates - Director, Positive Alternative Students Services (PASS), Lake County Regional Office of Education
  • Stephen R. Canessa - Massachusetts State Representative
  • Robin F. Case - Education Associate, School Climate & Discipline, Delaware Department of Education
  • Elaine L. Craft - Director, SC Center of Excellence & National Resource Center for Engineering Technology Education, Florence-Darlington Technical College
  • Wanda Creel - Assistant Superintendent for Teaching & Learning, Houston County Board of Education
  • Debra Duardo - Director of Dropout Prevention and Recovery,

Los Angeles Unified School District

  • Steven W. Edwards - President, Edwards Educational Services, Inc.
  • Andrea Foggy-Paxton - Program Officer, Education, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Terry B. Grier - Superintendent, San Diego USD
  • Arthur Griffin - Vice President, Urban Advisory Resource, School Education Group, McGraw-Hill Companies
  • Eurmon Hervey, Jr. - Director of Education Programs, State Education Office
  • Robert Mason - President and Founder, EDU, Inc.
  • Mary Jo McLaughlin - NDPN Recording Secretary, Director, Principal, The Academy of Creative Education
  • Brenda Moynihan - Associate Headmaster, Taunton Public Schools
  • John Murray - NDPN Chair, Chairman & CEO, AdvancePath Academics, Inc.
  • Norman Shearin, Jr. - Superintendent, Vance County Schools
  • Jay Smink - Executive Director (ex-officio), National Dropout Prevention Center/Network
  • Bonnie Talakte - Director, Native American Dropout Prevention Initiative, Arizona Department of Education
  • Denine Torr - Sr. Manager, Community Initiatives, Dollar General Corporation
  • Stuart J. Udell - NDPN Vice Chair, CEO, Penn Foster
  • Robert York - Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, Advanced Academics, Inc.



Resources and articles

Related Sourcewatch articles


  1. About, National Dropout Prevention Center/Network, accessed September 19, 2008.
  2. Executive Board, National Dropout Prevention Center/Network, accessed September 19, 2008.