Franklin Schargel is a former classroom teacher, school counselor, and school administrator who successfully designed, developed, and helped implement a process that: dramatically increased parental engagement, increased post-secondary school attendance and significantly lowered his Title 1 high school’s dropout rate. The U.S. Department of Education, Business Week, Fortune Magazine, National Public Radio (NPR) and the Public Broadcasting System (PBS) and The New York Times have recognized his work.
Recently he was nominated for the Brock International Prize in Education for “demonstrating clear evidence of success in dropout prevention and for retaining students in alternative education environments.” He is one of nine people, globally, to be nominated. Previously he has been awarded the Individual Crystal Star Award by the National Dropout Prevention Network (NDPN), and the International Association for Truancy and Dropout Prevention honored him with its “Program of the Year Award”.
In addition, he is an internationally recognized speaker and author of twelve best-selling books. Routledge Press has published his latest book: Creating Safe Schools: A Guide for School Leaders, Classroom Teachers, Counselors and Parents, internationally. In addition, he has written over 100 published articles dealing with school reform. One of his books, Helping Students Graduate, has been recognized by the United States Department of Education as “being effective in solving our school dropout problem.” The book utilizes 15 strategies developed in conjunction with the National Dropout Prevention Center at Clemson University.
He has presented workshops in 49 states, Latin America, and Europe on the topic of school reform, at-risk youth, safe schools and dropout prevention.
Visit Franklin’s website, Schargel Consulting Group, to learn about his workshops, books, upcoming engagements, and many ideas for helping schools, teachers, and students.