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Duval School Board Dist. 7 profile: Jon Heymann

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Jon Heymann has his master's degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Florida. He is currently completing a doctoral degree in Education Leadership at the University of North Florida.


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The Stanford University Social Innovation Review called Jon Heymann one of America's "transformational leaders." Last fall, the Journal for the University's Graduate School of Business cited Heymann as an example of the kind of business leader who "creates trusting relationships by challenging the process, inspiring a shared vision, enabling others to act, modeling the way and encouraging the heart."

For the last 20 years, Jon has worked to improve the education system. As a director at St. Johns River Community College, Jon - also a former high school history teacher - launched new dropout prevention programs and he developed a state model program of regional education training centers. He led the 12-county Northeast Florida Education Consortium where he developed new programs that helped teachers find new ways to use technology in classrooms and integrate digital media into their curricula.

He grew the Communities In Schools program in Putnam County from a 3-person start-up agency to the Putnam county's largest and most successful dropout prevention program.  He started Putnam county's first Take Stock in Children program.

Then Jon came to Duval County where, as CEO, he grew Communities In School of Jacksonville from a $1.5 million-per-year program to a $7 million-per-year program that helps almost 7,000 at-risk students in 45 local public schools.

Communities In Schools of Jacksonville is the Northeast Florida leading dropout prevention program helping kids each day with mentoring, literacy tutoring, after-school enrichment, case management and scholarships.

Jon serves on or has served on influential boards including:

-National Board Member of Foundations INC
-The University of Florida's Lastinger Center for Education
-The Florida Advisory Board Member of The Children's Campaign
-The Northeast Florida Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse
-The Jacksonville Children's Commission
-Board President of United Way Agency Directors
-Florida Chamber of Commerce President's Council
-Florida Association of Nonprofit Organizations
-He has also presented numerous keynote speeches and enrichment seminars to businesses, schools, colleges, civic groups and national organizations.

Community Service

-National board member of Foundations INC.
-Board member of University of Florida's Lastinger Center for Education
-Member of the National Dropout Prevention Network
-Member of the Florida Chamber of Commerce President's Council
-Member of the Florida Association of Nonprofit Organization
-Former Board President of United Way's Agency Directors
-Former board member North East Florida Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse (NEFCAA)
-Former board member of Jacksonville Children's Commission


Heymann has presented various keynotes and enrichment seminars to businesses, schools, colleges and civic groups, as well as state and national organizations, including:

-US Department of Education National Conferences
-Youth Corps Volunteers of America
-National Association of Postmasters
-Florida Department of Education
-Florida Governor's Conference on Children
-Florida Association of Business Administrators
-Florida Mental Health Association
-Florida Department of Corrections
-Department of Labor
-Florida Power and Light
-Georgia Pacific
-John Hancock Insurance
-Parole and Probation


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