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.

Molly Rice – Durant HS Plant City, FL

Earlier this year The Peter R. Marsh Foundation recognized Molly Rice at Durant HS in Plant City, FL with our Silent Servant Scholarship Award. Our hope is that schools will use the presentation of our Award to create what we … Continue reading

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Georgia On My Mind…

I’m honored to be heading back to Georgia tomorrow to Keynote the Georgia Association of Educational Leaders, GAEL, Fall Conference. GAEL is the organization that provides unity of school leadership groups in Georgia. It is a statewide “umbrella” organization, composed … Continue reading

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2022-23 Silent Servant Scholarship Awards

The Peter R. Marsh Foundation is now receiving nominations for the 2022-23 Silent Servant Scholarship Awards. We are proud to recognize students like Tyler Baldwin below, of Braxton County HS in Sutton, WV, who rushed into his neighbor’s blazing home … Continue reading

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Washougal HS 2022 Silent Servant Winners

Congratulations to Washougal High School 2022 Silent Servant Award winners Savea Mansfield, Mary and Elisabeth Lendvoyi for your oustanding contribution to your community. Your empathetic service while helping others is a powerful example for us all. The Peter R. Marsh … Continue reading

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The Peter R. Marsh Foundation

The Peter R. Marsh Foundation believes that private citizens who selflessly and quietly serve others are indeed the most valuable citizens of their communities and our Foundation maintains 3 important Initiatives to support them. We provide two Silent Servant Award … Continue reading

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Zaniyah Williams – Vanguard HS, Ocala, FL

Zaniyah Williams has volunteered countless hours in service to her community. From feeding the homeless, caring for animals, tutoring others, and becoming President of Vanguard High School’s Pink Ladies & T-Birds Service Club, Zaniyah has become a consistent, reliable, open-minded, … Continue reading

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Nashalee Morales – Ephrata HS, Ephrata, PA

Teachers and students at Ephrata HS in Ephrata, PA say Nashalee Morales is a joy to have as part of their community. She leads by example. She believes in serving others and her smile and positivity is infectious. She has … Continue reading

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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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