National Academy Foundation Advisory Committee


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    NAF Advisory Board newsletter 01/28/20


    NAF’s Mission: The mission of the National Academy Foundation (NAF) is to sustain a national network of career academies to support the development of America’s youth toward personal and professional success in high school, in higher education, and throughout their careers.

    “For young people, the NAF Academy experience allows them to see a future for themselves. This changes their lives. It changes their parents’ lives. It impacts their communities.” - Sanford I. Weill, Chairman, NAF Board of Directors

    “We have to stop thinking about the workplace as an alternative to education, but rather, education as the route to the workplace.” - JD Hoye, President, NAF

    NAF is committed to the development of curricula, the integration of work-based learning experiences, including internships, and the proactive involvement of Advisory Boards to support the work of high school educators in this mission. NAF places overarching emphasis on connecting students with adults, and classrooms with the “real world,” thereby supporting the new three “Rs” in education: Rigor, Relevance and Relationships.

    • NAF Meetings


      Sep. 16th, 2020, Wednesday

      Oct. 21st, 2020,  Wednesday                                         

      Nov. 18th, 2020, Wednesday

      Dec. 16th, 2020, Wednesday


      Staff Laision - Phyllis Wylie - Pwylie@dallasis.org

                                                 Phone 972.502.3506


      NAF Director - Jose Sologuren - Jsologuren@dallasisd.org


                                                Phone 972.502.3564 

      Assistant Principal - Barmas Benton - Bbenton@dallasisd.org

      Committee Officers: 

       Co-Chair -  Dr. John Grabarczyk - University of Phoenix

       Co-Chair - Mr. Sandy Wilson - Skyline Alumni Association