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Dr. Joseph Wise Joins the AdvancED Illinois State Council

CHICAGO, IL, UNITED STATES, April 9, 2018 / -- Acceleration Academies’ today announced that Dr. Joseph Wise, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Acceleration Academies, has been elected to the AdvancEd Illinois State Council.

Dr. Joseph Wise has a longstanding record of helping school districts, school boards, and school leaders make rapid improvements to support student achievement. He has successfully led major public and private sector organizations throughout North America to set ambitious goals and achieve impressive results. Dr. Wise has successfully bridged academic, business, and governmental interests to build—and sustain—decisive organizational reforms. His passion for all students, particularly those who are underserved and disadvantaged, drives a sense of urgency about the reforms needed to help America regain its competitive edge through the academic preparation of our nation’s children. His focus on great governance, great leadership, and great student and parent engagement has been the keystone of his accomplishments.

“We feel very blessed to have Dr. Wise on our Council,” stated Lori Hopkins, AdvancED Director. “Members of the AdvancED Illinois State Council believe Dr. Wise’s broad expertise in education innovation and visionary beliefs align well with AdvancED’s values that every teacher and every student can be better tomorrow than today. He is known to be a leader in the education community who works diligently to ensure learners under his guidance have every opportunity to achieve their maximum potential.”

AdvancED is the largest community of education professionals in the world, whose mission is to lead and empower the education sector to ensure that all learners realize their full potential. Currently, members of the AdvancED Council include representation from key thought leaders including retired and current superintendents and administrators, former chief educational officer for ISBE, superintendent of Regional Office of Education, and multiple other distinguished leaders. The role of the AdvancED Council encompasses: serving as an advisor to set strategic direction and progress the mission of AdvancED; providing guidance and leadership to the AdvancED Illinois operations office; taking action and grant accreditation statuses based upon recommendations from Performance Management Group; representing AdvancED and advocate where appropriate on its behalf; and assisting the organization in pursuing its vision to become the professional leader in delivering continuous improvement, quality accreditation, and related services to education entities worldwide.

“Dr. Wise is a pioneer in education innovation,” said Mark Graves, President at Acceleration Academies. “His strong experience and work with Acceleration Academies will be extremely valuable as AdvancED continues to grow.”

Acceleration Academies is an accredited AdvancED institution and partners with school districts to provide opportunities for young adults who have left school to earn their district issued high school diploma outside of the traditional school setting. To learn more about Acceleration Academies, visit

Amy Vracar
Acceleration Academies - Chicago, IL
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