This comprehensive model for school start-ups from the initial planning and opening of the school and through its initial growth is targeted at school leaders involved in the creation of charter schools, private schools, and other emerging educational entities. Here, the author presents specific tools and techniques to guide the school start-up and includes examples from educational and traditional entrepreneurs.
Jeffrey R. Cornwall holds the Jack C. Massey Chair in Entrepreneurship at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee. Previously, he was the Sandra Schulze Chair in Entrepreneurship at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota. He was co-founder, president, and CEO of Atlantic Behavioral Health Systems, which provided a full continuum of mental health programs and included state-licensed private schools. Cornwall writes extensively on entrepreneurship, and consults regularly with a variety of profit and nonprofit organizations, including charter schools and other educational organizations. He has co-authored three other books, including The Entrepreneurial Educator (ScarecrowEducation, 2000). Cornwall also taught at the University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh and the University of Kentucky.