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Dr. Blanche E. Fraser
is a 27-year veteran of public education.
Fraser served as Superintendent of the Mount Clemens Community School District in Mount Clemens, Michigan, and of the Mt. Morris Consolidated School District in Mt. Morris, Michigan.
She also served as Assistant Superintendent, Director of Business Affairs/Personnel and Assistant High School Principal for the Northwest School District in Jackson, Michigan.
taught high school in Paw Paw and Marshall, Michigan.
Fraser has held a number of roles at EdisonLearning.
worked with charter boards in Pennsylvania to launch two Edison charter schools, the Lincoln Charter School
(K-8) in York, PA, and The Renaissance Academy
(K-12) in Phoenixville, PA.
She rejoined the company after serving as Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Nashville-based Educational Services of America.
Dr. Fraser is an adjunct professor for Michigan State University and taught graduate classes for Oakland University, Wayne State University, and Eastern Michigan University.
She is a past president of the Michigan Association of School Administrators and served five years on the Executive Committee of the American Association of School Administrators.
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With nearly three decades of experience in education, Dr. Blanche Fraser
understands what parents want and expect from their children's schools.As the EVP of Sales and Marketing, she
is charged with communicating ESA's successes to current and prospective families.Blanche started her career teaching high school before moving into leadership positions of increasing responsibility.She served as the superintendent of two school districts in Michigan, earning recognition in a national book as one of a dozen school superintendents making a difference in the quality of education in the country.Blanche also has extensive experience in non-traditional public school education, as the former Director of Charter Schools for Central Michigan University and serving as a Senior Vice President of Edison Schools Inc., the nation's largest private provider of public school management.
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Political fallout pushes college to stay out of business of chartering schools
Blanche Fraser , Edison's regional vice president , could not be reached for comment Thursday or today.
Some of the college's trustees admitted they wavered in their opinions , maintaining that competition from a charter school could improve local education but worrying about reaction from Jackson County's
12 school districts.Nearly all of them urged the college not to charter schools.
While my heart tells me the right thing to do for parents and students is to grant a charterour relationship with schools would be affected , trustee George E. Potter remarked.
Only trustee William Lambkin said he'd support a charter school , arguing the college would face down any criticism of such a move and that students would benefit from more educational choices.
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After a short stint as director of CMU's Charter Schools, Blanche Fraser is leaving the university for an opportunity to help improve the quality of education on a national scale. Fraser
notified university officials last Tuesday of her
plans to resign effective Feb. 1 and begin work the following day as vice president of development for the Edison Project
, which is based in New York.
The Edison Project
is a private company that manages public schools. Fraser
said the administration was supportive of her
...Fraser said she never expected to be leaving CMU so soon.
"I rented an apartment at CMU and was ready to roll up my sleeves and be there for quite sometime, but you don't always control those kind of opportunities," she
said."It was unexpected, kind of a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity." Fraser, who began work in the Charter School office Sept. 1, was a former superintendent of the Mount Clemens Community School District for nine years and superintendent of Mount Morris Community Schools for four years. She
also taught at Marshall and Paw Paw public schools
and at Eastern, Oakland and Wayne State universities
. Fraser said she values the time she's spent working with CMU charter schools.
"My experience at the university has been most rewarding," she
said."My career motivation continues to be improving education." Fraser said her decision to leave CMU has nothing to do with the criticism charter schools have faced.
"When I was hired by the university that was a career decision on my part.I knew what the opportunities and challenges of it might be," she
said."This decision is more of extension of that commitment to improve student learning and increasing public school choice." Fraser
proud of the programs that her
office has been working on during the last few months, including the creation of a database and the revision of the application, amendment and reauthorization processes for charter schools.
Above all, Fraser
said, "I feel very the committed to the work that they're doing and I wish them all the best."
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