Mr. Franklin Schargel
The Akribos Group as a Professional Associate. Mr. Schargel is an internationally recognized speaker, author, and educational consultant. He has presented over 200 workshops for educational, community, and business groups throughout the United States, Europe, Canada, and Latin America. His workshops are designed for administrators, teachers, students, parents, business leaders, policymakers, and all those interested in building globally-competitive schools, raising graduation rates, lowering dropout rates and narrowing the educational achievement gap.Mr. Schargel’s career spans thirty-three years of high school classroom teaching, school counseling and eight years of school supervision and administration. Franklin’s success in dramatically enhancing the learning process in his inner-city school, expanding parental engagement, increasing postsecondary school attendance, and significantly lowering the students’ dropout rate has been well documented in 25 books, 55 newspaper and magazine articles and 5 internationally released videos (including a PBS special). The United States Department of Education, Fortune Magazine, Business Week, National Public Radio, Public Broadcasting System and the New York Times have recognized his work.He is the author of 12 internationally published books. His books deal with at-risk learners, dropout prevention, bullying prevention, educational leadership, school culture and high performing classrooms. His international publisher, Routledge is a division of the Taylor and Francis Group. The titles of his books include: The Dropout Prevention Fieldbook, From At-Risk to Academic Excellence: What Successful Leaders Do; Creating School Cultures That Embrace Learning: What Successful Leaders Do; Strategies to Help Solve Our School Dropout Problem; Dropout Prevention Tools; Helping Students Graduate; Best Practices to Help At-Risk Learners; 152 Ways to Keep Student in School: Effective, Easy-to Implement Tips for Teachers; and Transforming Education Through Total Quality Management: A Practitioner’s Guide. He has written more than 100 articles published in leading educational journals and business magazines. Mr. Schargel has a column in the Huffington Post and video portions of his presentations are included on YouTube. His current book, Creating Safe Schools: A Guide for School Leaders, Teachers, Counselors and Parents addresses the issue of bullying and cyberbullying
The 15 Effective Strategies that Mr. Schargel helped develop in conjunction with the National Dropout Prevention Center at Clemson University have been acknowledged by the National Education Goals Panel as “the most effective strategies to help solve our school dropout problem.”
As the past Education Division Chair of the American Society of Quality he helped develop the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award in Education presented by the President of the United States and Secretary of the Interior.
Mr. Schargel was honored by the National Dropout Prevention Center’s Crystal Star Award for “demonstrating clear evidence of success in dropout recovery, intervention, and prevention.” In addition, the International Association for Truancy and Dropout Prevention honored him with its “Program of the Year Award”, Mr. Schargel was among the nine, globally-nominated individuals for the Brock International Prize in Education for his work in dropout prevention and positively impacting alternative education. He was selected as one of the top 30 Educational Gurus for the 2015 school year.