Brandon will assume the role of BIE's Chief Program Officer (CPO) on November 1, 2016, after a six month stint as Interim Senior Director of Programs. In his role as CPO, he is responsible for the comprehensive strategic and operational aspects of all program areas. This includes providing leadership over Content (BIE Curriculum, Research and Evaluation, Publications, and PBL resources), and Services Operations (Public Events, PBL Institutes, School and District Services). With experience as a classroom teacher, staff developer, district administrator and international education consultant, Brandon offers practical experience leading local, state and national initiatives focusing on school and district reform and the implementation of innovative programs.
His national work includes serving as the Executive Director of Asia Society's International Studies Schools Network, where he led the growth and development of a national network of design-driven public and charter schools, providing strategic support to districts and school leadership around global competence, mastery-based learning, school development and the implementation of project based learning. He also served as Senior Director of School Development for Springpoint, a NYC-based organization focused on helping urban school districts develop mastery-based high schools that personalized learning for every student. On the local level, Brandon served as the Director of Staff Development and Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction in the West Seneca Central School District (NY). He has also served on several Board's including the New York-Affiliate Board to Learning Forward and the Board of Trustees for People to People International.
Brandon holds several degrees from the State University of New York at Fredonia including a B.S. in elementary education, M.S. in curriculum and instruction, and CAS in school district administration. He also holds a doctoral degree in Educational and Organizational Leadership from the University of Pennsylvania. When not working, Brandon is an avid world traveler, having traveled to 23 countries and counting!