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SMilesTV presents Dr. Michael Triplett, Ph.D. A Natural "School Turnaround Specialist".
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SMilesTV presents Dr. Michael Triplett, Ph.D. A Natural "School Turnaround Specialist".

Dr. Michael Triplett's book is now available. "Different Thinking Leads to Different Outcomes: How to Reach and Teach the African American Male Student." https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09Y9PYC9M/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_api_i_XRBYFME3REE6JAKCV77V Meet Dr. Michael Triplett, the Assistant Superintendent of Operations at Olathe Public Schools in Olathe, Kansas.  The enthusiastic, innovative, transparent, native of East St. Louis, Dr. Triplett is an educator committed to excellence; and with great humility, he models servant - leadership. He is the fourth of 7 children and has a great heart and love for family.  Dr. Triplett earned a Doctorate in Philosophy in Educational Leadership from Capella University in 2013, and holds numerous other degrees. He has a Master of Arts in Educational Administration from Lindenwood University; a Master of Business Administration from Webster University; a Master of Social Work from Saint Louis University; and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Lane College. Known as a "School Turnaround Specialist," while serving as Program Director at the Innovative Concept Academy and Principal of Charles Sumner High School, in Missouri, Dr. Triplett increased the student attendance rate by more than 50% and decreased out-of-school suspensions by more than 100%.   Dr. Triplett's unique "swag" has enabled him to reach youth who would otherwise become lost in the system. His success has garnered the attention of many local and national media outlets, including being featured on Tavis Smiley's special, "School to Prison Pipeline". Dr. Triplett is a "Man On Fire" who has an established reputation for "Lifting as he climbs." His motto is, "It takes street sense, common sense and academic sense to make sense because if you can't reach them, you can't teach them." #SMiles #JesusistheLordtheLordbeMagnified! Psalm 40:16 "Let all those that seek thee rejoice and be glad in thee: Let such as love thy salvation say continually, the LORD be Magnified!
SMilesTV features Ian Buchanan, EdD, Founder/CEO Nia Education Group chats with SMiles. #revised
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SMilesTV features Ian Buchanan, EdD, Founder/CEO Nia Education Group chats with SMiles. #revised

A native of E. St. Louis, Illinois, Dr. Ian Buchanan currently serves as Founder and CEO of Nia Education Group,an executive coaching and consulting firm dedicated to helping leaders become their greatest leadership selves. In addition, “Dr. Ian” recently served as Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction (or Chief Academic Officer) in The School District of University City (Missouri). Prior to his current roles, Dr. Buchanan worked in the Memphis community, serving as Managing Director of the Parent Leadership and Advocacy Institute (PLAI), an organization committed to empowering parents to influence change in schools and districts. He also played a role in the development of The Memphis Lift, an organization committed to parent empowerment and engagement. Also, during his tenure in Memphis, Buchanan served as Director of Strategic Partnerships for the Achievement School District, a comprehensive, “turnaround” school district. He also played a role in the development of TheMemphis Lift, an organization committed to parent empowerment and engagement. Also, during his tenure in Memphis, Buchanan served as Director of Strategic Partnerships for the Achievement School District, a comprehensive, “turnaround” school district. Over a span of nearly three decades, Ian has served in a number of roles, including high school mathematics teacher, GED teacher, ACT tutor, college admissions officer, National Science Foundation Fellow, assistant principal, principal, and Teach For America Managing Director. He has received numerous awards and recognitions, including the MASSP Consummate Professional of the Year Award, the St. Louis American Salute to Excellence in Education Award, and the Teach for America Principal of the Year Award. He is highly regarded around the country for his passion and commitment to empowering our communities.Ian has been married for more than two decades to his wife, Carmen. They have one child, Nia, an HBCU alum and elementary school teacher in Atlanta, Georgia.