Author Archives: Jim Warford

About Jim Warford

Jim Warford is the author of, The Chemistry of Culture: Strategies You Can Use to Create a Culture of Learning. For 15 years Jim Warford was Senior Advisor and Keynote Speaker for the International Center for Leadership in Education. Jim is an author, speaker, Leadership and Instructional Coach. He was named in March 2003 as Florida’s first Chancellor of K12 Public Schools. He stepped down in September, 2005 to become Executive Director of the Florida Association of School Administrators, representing over 10,000 Florida school leaders. As a Senior Advisor for the International Center for Leadership in Education, he works with states, districts and schools to provide coaching and executive training and support to school leaders and their staffs. As Florida’s Chancellor, he led the creation and state-wide implementation of Florida’s Continuous Improvement Model, FCIM, which resulted in that state’s dramatic gains in student achievement and an 80% reduction in the number low-performing schools. FCIM remains Florida’s required intervention for all low-performing schools. As Superintendent of the Marion County, Florida Public Schools, he first implemented the Continuous Improvement Model district-wide. As a result, school grades went from three “F”, eight “D” and only one “A” school in 1999 to twenty “A”, 16 “B” and no “F” schools in 2003. Under his leadership the high school dropout rate was cut in half. He taught applied technology courses at the high school level for 17 years and created a Computer Graphics/Video Production program that won many national and state awards. He was named Vanguard High School Teacher of the Year three separate times.

Jane Wiley and Luke Barner – Edgewater HS, Orlando

Jane Wiley has been an active servant in her community for several years. As a member of Teens United Florida Chapter, she organizes and leads various volunteering activities throughout the Orlando community twice a month. These activities include delivering up … Continue reading

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MasterMind Appointment

I’m proud to announce I’ve been named a MasterMind and joined the team of educational visionaries at KP Publishing! KP stands for, putting Knowledge into Practice. Using gamification and Artificial Intelligence, KP does just that while making learning more engaging … Continue reading

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Jayden Acoba – 2022 Silent Servant Award Winner

Jayden Acoba of Farrington HS in Kalihi, HI is an outstanding student who was recently accepted to attend Harvard University! As a member of Malama Mentors, he meets with elementary school students once a week to provide moral support and … Continue reading

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Hailey Standford – 2022 Silent Servant

Hailey Stanford of Wilburton HS in Wilburton, OK is widely recognized as a leader within her school, and local community. Since 2018 she has served with the Wilburton Community Food Pantry providing food for needy residents. Her service became particularly important during the pandemic. … Continue reading

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Kristin Jung, Hannah Lui, and Abigail Jung: Extraordinary Silent Servants

At the Peter R. Marsh Foundation, we do not ordinarily give the Silent Servant Awards to a group. But Kristin Jung, Hannah Lui, and Abigail Jung of the Dreamcatchers Club at University HS in Tucson, AZ are no ordinary high … Continue reading

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Tyler Baldwin – Silent Servant Winner and Hero

In the middle of the night of November 29th, 2021 Tyler Baldwin proved himself to be a real life hero. Upon being alerted that his elderly neighbor’s home was on fire, and knowing that the gentleman could not walk very well, Tyler … Continue reading

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Silent Servant Winner – Abigail Rodgers

Abigail Rodgers’ teachers at Baldwin High School in Pittsburg, PA say Abby (as she is called) is a wonderful representation of what Baldwin High School students are. She goes above and beyond in all aspects of her life and her … Continue reading

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Silent Servant Award Winners – Abdiraqib Hersi

Abdiraqib Hersi of Beaverton HS in Beaverton, OR, or Abdi as he is known, is a true Silent Servant. Abdi has quietly volunteered hundreds of hours throughout his entire high school years building houses for Habitat for Humanity. Abdi’s story, … Continue reading

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Silent Servant Winners – Benjamin Kagan

After an effort over several weeks last year to help book coronavirus vaccination appointments for his Grandparents, Benjamin Kagan, a 9th grader at Francis W. Parker School in Chicago founded ChicagoVaccineHunters.com. The website now has a waitlist of 250 people … Continue reading

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Silent Servant Award Winners – Riley Stuttz

Riley Stuttz truly represents the model of a empathetic Silent Servant. Riley attends Deer Park High School-South Campus in Deer Park, Texas. During 2020’s pandemic-filled summer, Riley worked a part-time job and used the money he earned to purchase 24 … Continue reading

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