With each issue, Trib+Edu brings you an interview with experts on issues related to public education. Here is this week's subject:
John Fitzpatrick is the executive director of Educate Texas. He previously served as executive director of the Capital Area Training Foundation, now Skillpoint Alliance, building relationships between the business sector, educational interest groups and community partners for the benefit of Central Texans. Concurrently, he held the position of vice president for education and workforce development at the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce and sat on the Austin Independent School District Board of Trustees. He received a bachelor’s degree from Wesleyan University in Connecticut and a master’s degree from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas.