Leader, innovator and consensus builder, Executive Director Todd Mann guides the vision and future of Magnet Schools of America by elevating the awareness, significance and value of magnet education. Todd’s immediate background has been STEM focused. He has served as the Executive Director of the National Consortium of Secondary STEM Schools, an association representing the leading high schools in the country that specialize in STEM approaches and outcomes.
With 18 years of association leadership and 17 years of direct business experience, Todd’s strategic planning expertise, success at integrating technology as an accessible tool to members and – with regard to the private sector – consumers, has created new methodologies for delivering key messages, education, and resources to multiple audiences. While Todd leads with experience, he encourages new ideas from staff, members and others as part of his on-going mission to be inclusive and to innovate.
His advocacy for magnet schools comes naturally as Todd spent the first few years of his career on Capitol Hill. Since then, he was part of the team that created the concept of placing full-service banks branches in supermarkets and pioneered an educational TV channel over the Internet made possible by patenting technology from a company he took public.
Todd was among the first men to attend Vassar College, where he graduated cum laude and later served as a Trustee. He completed a financial executive education at the Goizueta Business School at Emory University.
Raise the level of performance consistent throughout school districts nationwide and creates a platform from which all magnet schools can flourish. Magnet Schools of America’s national certification process is designed to recognize the hard work of the best magnet schools in the nation and to help them as they grow.