Friday Fish Porn – Jim Ford!

Jim Ford’s a very sharp educational consultant who does a lot of work on charter schools. He led the charter school initiative at the National Council of La Raza and later was lead at the Raza Development Fund. He’s Denver-based and in addition to facilities financing and acquisition he also does strategic planning, technical assistance, […]

Friday Fish Porn – A Cod Piece!

Tim Lee works on development at the EAO 50Can. Here he is with a cod he caught off the coast of Iceland. Weighed in at 35lbs. Hard to tell who looks more surprised at the situation, Tim or the fish? This image is just one of hundreds of education types with fish they have caught […]

Friday Fish Porn AK And CO

It’s hard to beat summer in Alaska. Here’s Bellwether Associate Partner Ali Fuller in Alaska with a fat salmon headed for the plate.  Does this look familiar to you? It’s not Ali’s first time in Friday Fish Porn, here she is last year with another salmon, different trip. And here’s Tim Taylor of America Succeeds […]

Friday Fish Porn – In The Salt

Here’s Chad Ratliff – Assistant Superintendent in Virginia’s Albemarle County* Public Schools for instruction and innovation – with a shark he and his son pulled in a few weeks ago (presumably before it could bite anyone).** They let it go. And former CRS analyst and current R Street Institute wonk (and actual whiskey expert) Kevin […]

Friday Fish Porn – Freedom Edition

Here’s Hailly Korman in the Pacific of the San Diego coast. The Hawaiian born education policy maven is an alum of the schools project at PPI, a former kindergarten teacher in LAUSD, and now an attorney working on behalf of incarcerated youth to improve education options for youth offenders. And she can fish! Friday fish […]

Friday Fish Pics- Kosar Returns!

Education analyst and professional whiskey expert Kevin Kosar took his son fishing along with a friend. They hooked into this big (31″) catfish near Fletcher’s Cove on the Potomac.  Also – and Potomac-related –  don’t miss his take on CRS. Through this link you will find hundreds of pictures of education types with fish. You can […]

Friday Fish Porn – Summer Day Edition

Here’s Victor Reinoso fly fishing in Utah a few years ago. He and I had a great day on the water outside of Park City after a meeting. A little hiking and we had the river all to ourselves. Victor is a former deputy mayor in Washington, D.C., he’s a senior advisor at Bellwether, and […]

Friday Fish Porn – Frying Pan Edition

Simmons Lettre is a co-founder of Charter Board Partners, a smart capacity building non-profit that helps improve the quality of charter school boards through governance training and training for board members. She found herself in Colorado last week for work and did what anyone should do in that situation – went fishing.  In this case […]

Posted on May 8, 2015 @ 8:00am

Finnish Girls! Common Core! Not Clickable Enough? Then More Including Charter Schools, UVA Accelerates, And Peter Cunningham Goes Big

This New York Times debate makes me want to put on some Duran Duran. Are we still really arguing about money this way? If I want a throwback I want it to be something like this. Think possible: Match Beyond. Joe Nathan with some straight talk on charter schools. Matt DiCarlo uses a lot of words to say roughly the […]

Posted on Mar 27, 2015 @ 8:53am

Friday Fish Porn: Everywhere Edition

Kevin Skenandore, of the Oneida and Oglala Lakota Tribes, grew up on the Shoshone-Bannock Reservation in South East Idaho. He spent his career working on education for Native Americans as a teacher and policymaker.  Among other roles he was Director of the Bureau of Indian Education. Semi-retired, he consults now. He also spends a lot […]

Whitmire: Charters One Day, Cords The Next…

Education policy’s renaissance man? Richard Whitmire analyzes education policy one day, and then splits a few cords of wood the next. He can also fish (see here and here). His most recent book, about the Rocketship charter network, is here.

Friday Fish Porn – More Bellwether!

Last week it was Bellwether’s Sarah Kramer with a rainbow trout. This week it’s Bellwether Associate Partner Alison Fuller with an Alaskan salmon. Not enough fish? Then click here for an archive of Fish Porn pictures back to 2006 with an array of education figures.

Friday Fish Porn – Bellwether Edition

Sarah Kramer is an analyst at Bellwether. She’s west coast based and decided to try her hand at fly fishing. That’s how she ended up on Oregon’s Crooked River couple of weeks ago.  Here she is with a nice rainbow trout, her very first one. On rainbow isn’t enough for you? Of course it’s not. Click […]

Friday Fish Pic – Take A Kid Fishing

Here’s a lovely picture of the daughter of Ellevation’s Jordan Meranus enjoying a day on the Colorado River near its headwaters last month. It’s not her first time on the blog, here’s one from 2007. If you want to browse the world’s largest collection of education types with fish, more than 100 pictures, including – […]

Friday Fish Porn – Silver Gold

Jamie Jo MacMillan is executive director of the Idaho-based Albertson Foundation. She’s also serious about fishing (see this great pic of her with her dad last year). Here she is in Alaska this month with a fantastic coho salmon. Want to see an exclusive collection of 100 pictures of education people with fish? Then click […]

Posted on Sep 26, 2014 @ 8:30am

Friday Fish Porn: Fall Magic

Ben Wallerstein is a founder of Whiteboard Advisors and is involved in all manner of education projects. He also has a honey fishing spot in the Wyoming backcountry, home to more public land than you can possibly explore in a lifetime. He was there this week. Nice trout. Some of his past fish via this […]

Friday Fish Porn: The Roza Return

The Roza family are fish porn regulars here. They’re back today with some action from Labor Day weekend in Idaho.  Today, one of Marguerite “Commodore” Roza’s daughters and her husband with some nice looking trout.  Roza is a school finance expert, currently based out of Georgetown University but working all over the country. Eight years(!) […]

Friday Fish Porn: Virginia Edition

Chad Ratliff is in the leadership of Albemarle County Public Schools (county that surrounds Charlottesville) and he recently took his kids fishing on the Elk River in West Virginia – with good results. Past fish porn via this link.

Posted on Sep 5, 2014 @ 8:30am

Friday Fish Porn – Recovering Pol Edition

Stephen Dyer was a state legislator in Ohio with a keen interest in education. And also fishing. Here’s his wife Melissa and sons Carson and Logan with a shark(!) they caught this summer in South Carolina. Past fish porn via this link.

Friday Fish Porn – The Rookie

Mark Medema has worked in education for two decades including with KIPP and currently with Building Hope. He’s an expert on education facilities finance. I recently got this great note and picture from him. He writes: I probably never would have thought about spending a day fishing if I hadn’t seen so many others do […]

Friday Fish Porn

In the spirit of the summer, let’s get to some fish pics! Suzanne Tachney leads PIE Network, a coalition of state education advocacy organizations.  She’s a former state board of education member in California among other education roles.  And her son is a fisherman and interested in education. He’s finishing an MBA at Berkley and […]

Friday Fish Porn – Tim Taylor Warms Up

Tim Taylor of America Succeeds – the national outgrowth of Colorado EAO Colorado Succeeds – was in Florida recently and did some fishing for the plate. Here he is with a nice sea trout – always fun on the fly. This is Tim’s second Friday Fish Porn appearance. All past fish porn pics dating back […]

Friday Fish Porn – It’s Always Summer Somewhere Edition

Fishing may be slow in the east but it’s not down south. Here’s Erin Dillon – formerly of Ed Sector and the Strategic Data Project – with a spectacular king salmon she caught on the Petrohué river in Chile this month. Ben Riley is also tearing it up in New Zealand, pics to come soon. Eight […]

Posted on Feb 14, 2014 @ 10:43am

Friday Fish Porn – We Are Deep In Stripers

We’ve had striped bass the last two weeks here and here. Now, Tori Hornstein sends along a mule she caught off of Rhode Island.  Tori is Vice President of Development and Partnerships for Young Education Professionals- DC. And here’s Catherine Cullen with one caught in the Honga River off the Chesapeake Bay.  Catherine – a former Ed […]

Friday Fish Porn – More Chesapeake Bay!

I thought we got all the stripers out of our system last week but it turns out there are more.  Here’s CRS’ Kevin Kosar with some rockfish – a double he caught last weekend.  Kosar is a polymath. He knows federal education policy inside and out and he’s also an expert on whiskey.  Either one […]

Friday Fish Porn – Stripers!

Barbara Davidson is a longtime standards and curriculum expert.  Most recently she’s been working on Common Core implementation as Deputy Director for the  curriculum organization Common Core (named and operating before the Common Core state standards were on the scene).  There is plenty of disagreement about those new standards but hopefully everyone can lay down […]

Friday Fish Porn

With summer winding down fewer fish pics, but here are few recent ones.  First, Whiteboard’s Ben Wallerstein near Yellowstone: And here is Marguerite Roza’s husband (clothed this time) and one of her daughters on the Methow River: Consultant Christina Culver in Idaho: Want dozens of pictures of education types with fish? Just click here.

Friday Fish Porn, More Idaho

Kevin Skenandore is a former acting director of BIE and now a co-founder and partner at New Legacy Partnerships, a consulting firm that among other issues specializes in Native American educational issues. An educator who started his career working in BIE schools, he’s also the kind of fly fisherman who can conjure fish out of […]

Friday Fish Porn

Jamie MacMillan is Executive Director of the J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Foundation in Idaho. They support some of Bellwether’s work on rural education issues. She’s a thoughtful presence on the ed scene in Idaho and nationally, and she’s also no slouch on the river. Here she is with her dad and a hog she caught […]