Another Judge Joins the SWEDU Rochester Jury

10/01/2014 | By Andrea Tejedor

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aronAron Solomon joins the jury for SWEDU Rochester.

A global strategist, entrepreneur, and advisor (and 2013 jury member for SWEDU Toronto) who has always refused to accept the status quo, Aron Solomon has over a quarter century of experience at the intersection of education and innovation.

Having done everything one can do in education, from teaching and coaching sports to fundraising, student recruitment, setting institutional strategy, and actually running schools, Aron was awarded a Ford Fellowship in 2003. As his leadership project, Aron launched the first independent school in-house consulting business, which became profitable in its first year.

Soon after, Aron became Chief Operating Officer of an early global e.learning initiative. In this role, he established and communicated a new online brand throughout the world with a focus on India and China. He was also the Chief Executive Officer and first employee of THINK Global School, the most innovative high school in the world, where students study in three international cities each academic year.

Aron holds an undergraduate degree in Political Theory , a graduate degree and teaching certificate in English and Economics, a law degree, and a Certificate in Nonprofit Management from the Kellogg School of Management in Chicago, where he graduated as a Kellogg Scholar and had the great good fortune to be taught leadership by Dr. Deepak Chopra. He is also a 2011 graduate of Sweden’s leading-edge Hyper Island Master Class.

Read a recent post by Aron on TechVibes: The First Step in Building an EdTech Startup.