Franklin Schargel

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Nominated by: Marie Sobers

Franklin Schargel’s Focus on 5 Areas of Educational Excellence (1) Dropout Prevention (2) Increasing Graduation Rates (3) Narrowing the Achievement Gap (4) Creating Safe Schools and (5) Improving School Leadership have helped over 300,000 educators across the globe in school improvement.

Franklin Schargel is an internationally recognized speaker, author, and educational consultant. He has presented over 200 workshops for educational, community, and business groups throughout the United States, Europe, Canada, and Latin America.  His workshops are designed for administrators, teachers, students, parents, business leaders, policymakers, and all those interested in building globally-competitive schools, raising graduation rates, lowering dropout rates, and narrowing the educational achievement gap.

Mr. Schargel is the author of elevenbooks and over 100 published articles dealing with dropout prevention, school culture, school safety, and leadership.  The U.S. Department of Education, Business Week, Fortune Magazine, NPR, PBS, the American Management Association and The New York Times have recognized Mr. Schargel’s work.

Franklin, a former school administrator successfully lowered his inner-city (NYC) school’s dropout rate, increased his school’s graduation rate, and sent 72.1 percent of the first-generation high school graduates to post-secondary school. His success has been well documented in books, newspaper and magazine articles (including Business Week, Fortune, and the New York Times), and five internationally released videos (including a Public Broadcasting Service special).

He helped develop the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award in Education, functioned as a judge for the Secretary of the Air Force Quality Award and served as chair of the American Society of Quality’s Education Division.  Mr. Schargel received the Crystal Star Award from the National Dropout Prevention Center at Clemson University for “demonstrating clear evidence of success in dropout recovery, intervention, and prevention.” In 2010, he received the “Program of the Year Award” from the International Association for Truancy and Dropout Prevention for “contributions to Dropout Prevention”.

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