Smart Tuition Announces Sponsorship of School Growth Labs


Scott Barron, CEO of School Growth with Carole Williams, Regional Vice President of Smart Tuition at a recent School Growth Lab in Tampa, Florida.

Smart Tuition is pleased to announce a partnership with School Growth that will provide innovative entrepreneurial leadership training for K12 school administrators and their teams.  Smart Tuition will sponsor School Growth labs in over 20 cities across the United States throughout 2015.

Founded in 2006 by educational leader Scott Barron, School Growth exists to help schools improve by providing leadership training to administrative teams.  School Growth workshops and labs are designed for school leaders who desire to be educational entrepreneurs. Educators benefit from the sessions when they seek to take personal responsibility, challenge the status quo, and desire to make a difference in their school–regardless of their title.

Scott Barron states, “We want to help schools innovate and engage with their community and as well as build an attitude of Servant Leadership within their organization.”  Scott is a visionary leader who has managed several large Christian schools, most recently at Mount Pisgah Christian School in John’s Creek, Georgia and Southwest Christian School in Fort Worth, Texas.   Scott presents at state and national conferences and is a graduate of Mars Hill University and Johns Hopkins University.

As the Chief Reinvention Officer and CEO of School Growth, Scott works with school heads and boards to develop strategies to improve the academic and economic performance of schools. His goal is to help schools grow and prosper.  Scott has a blog where he regularly writes about these issues.  He is also the author of The Yabwi Tree.  You can follow him on Twitter @yabwi.

Team attendees of the School Growth Labs will collaborate and come away from the two-day sessions with three extraordinary accomplishments:

  • A Lab Canvas to clearly define their school’s target market, value proposition, key activities, and resources.
  • A 90-Day Innovative Action Plan to implement high-value projects that will build momentum and accountability among stakeholders.
  • A Communication Plan to capture the compelling school narrative and ways to share it both internally and externally with the school community.

Lee Taylor, Head of Claiborne Christian School in West Monroe, Louisiana participated in a recent School Growth Lab states, “We have accomplished more in the last 90-days than we did in the past few years because of the focus, energy and goals that were produced as a result of our Innovation Plan! This was my first time being the head of a school and I knew that we needed to be more intentional in our strategy design.” Lee explained, “I needed to accelerate the growth of the school along with my own personal development. That’s why I chose School Growth to help me.”

Smart Tuition feels strongly about the incredible learning opportunity School Growth labs offer educational leaders.  Matt Knapp, President and CEO of Smart Tuition notes, “We are providing event sponsorship and scholarship opportunities for schools to attend and also using the labs as a method of professional development for Smart’s Regional Vice Presidents. We hope to supply value to schools beyond just our tuition management services.”

Smart Tuition values strategic partnerships with companies like School Growth, InfoSnap, peerTransfer, Visa, Intuit QuickBooks, and QVinci in an effort to support private school sustainability and educational leadership.  At Smart Tuition, we are working hard to be the best we can be and to offer management solutions for schools that truly help your community thrive!

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Marla Leung

Marla Leung

As a former international school principal, teacher, sales representative, and marketing director, Marla brings a wealth of business and education experience to Smart Tuition. Prior to joining Smart, Marla managed the southeast sales region for Tuition Management Systems. Her knowledge of private and faith based schools and the tuition industry made her a natural choice to be our Director of Communications. Marla has an Ed.S degree in Educational Leadership. A graduate of Michigan State University with a degree in Communication, Marla is at ease speaking in front of groups; in fact, she has been a featured presenter at regional and national associations on topics of importance to school business officers.


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