David Weinberg came to the charter movement having had a successful career in business, leading a major auto-parts manufacturer for over 35 years – and as a professional photographer whose work is still showcased in Chicago’s art museums and galleries. During this period of his career, David also wanted to find a way to contribute to public education. He found a match in the late 1990s when he joined the board of Noble Public Schools during the organization’s earliest days. Over his time of service, not only did the organization grow to operate 18 campuses serving nearly 13,000 students, but David came to understand how important advocacy is to the well-being of all charter schools. This awareness prompted him to found and become the board chair of the Illinois Network of Charter Schools which, under his leadership, has grown into one of the most effective charter school advocacy organizations in the country.
Today, you are likely to find David welcoming Noble students with a budding interest in photography to his gallery or hosting a political fundraiser in hopes of advancing candidates committed to expanding educational opportunities for all students. David’s experience in charter schools is a shining example of impact leading to contribution, leading to even greater impact on advocacy and efforts to improve educational opportunity for tens of thousands of students.
Our next exceptional board member is Cardell Orrin. Orrin’s experiences growing up in a family of political activists has greatly influenced his career trajectory, spanning information technology, education and advocacy, and including his current role as board chair of Freedom Prep Charter Schools and executive director at Stand for Children Tennessee. Read his story:
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