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Billy Leonard is our interim director at Summit Charter School.

Mr. Leonard earned a degree in communications from Oglethorpe University and an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. At Oglethorpe, Mr. Leonard co-founded a 501(c)3 and that began his career working with nonprofit organizations.

Mr. Leonard has spent time in more than 10 countries working with nonprofits. The majority of that time was in Taiwan and China. He founded his second nonprofit in Taipei – a community center serving the 2,000-student population at Taipei American School. He also spent time in public school classrooms teaching English.

In 2003, Mr. Leonard joined Overseas Radio and Television in Taipei. He eventually became Production Manager responsible for the production of a monthly English-education magazine, daily television program, and daily radio show. He also managed the partnership with Taiwan’s Public Television Station and co-hosted the English-teaching program.

In 2009, Mr. Leonard joined The Washington Post in their Kaplan Higher Education division. He was one of two to graduate early from the Leadership Rotation Program. He stepped into a Director of Operations Role for one of Kaplan’s larger colleges and then he was asked to become Executive Director in a turnaround situation. He and his team were fortunate to earn the Executive Director of the Year award in 2010 and the same for the first quarter of 2011.

In 2011, Mr. Leonard left his role with Kaplan to pursue entrepreneurial ventures, including opportunities to consult with small businesses and nonprofits.

Billy and his wife, Yen Ling, have three daughters at Summit. Their family has lived in the area and attended Summit for the last five years. They are excited about the future of Summit and thankful they have this opportunity to be a part of our future growth!