Stephen flavell

Stephen flavell

Chief Operations Officer


Executive Education Academy Charter School

Milestones

My road in life took a while to figure out.
I wanted to be a gym teacher
and worked full-time when I was in college as a car detailer then an elevator mechanic.
Wanted to learn about business and switched specialization to business instead of health/PE
Got a job as a Computer Teacher in an inner city school
Found out that I liked working with challenging students
Decided to start my own school so that I can do things the way I wanted
Keep following my journey

Education

High School
Central Bucks West High School
Bachelor
Secondary Education and Teaching
Delaware Valley College
Graduate
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Walden University

Career

Chief Operations Officer

I founded a Charter School that has a career and leadership focus

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Education
Entrepreneurship
Teaching / Mentoring

Day to Day

I spend most of my day ensuring that logistically we are aligned to the mission and vision of the school. I enjoy interacting with students so I facilitate student government club and a wrestling club so that I stay grounded and engaged with students.

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

How to work with people. Operating an organization with lots of different personalities and beliefs is hard. There needs to be a framework with a diverse group of people can agree to work together.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

Get out there and see all of the different types of schools and educational paths that are out there. Schooling is becoming more privatized as time goes on. A new teacher could find a school that really aligns to their values and personal beliefs. Colleges teach a very typical educational approach through their course work. Education is a large world now.

Recommended Education

My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took:

undergrad
Bachelor
Secondary Education and Teaching
graduate
Graduate
Educational Leadership and Administration, General

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Parents:

"Don't work for yourself it is a huge risk. You can do well by working for a system."

Challenges I Overcame

First-Generation Immigrant