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27 years successful veteran providing fiscal, strategic and operational leadership in education, technology and manufacturing





  • Co-founded international provider of online educational programs for PreK -12 students
  • Led a team of programmers, instructional designers, artists, editors, media specialists, and educators in the development of 150 online PreK-12 courses which contains over 32,000 web pages
  • Developed 4 th generation customized robust Learning Management System that enrolls, registers courses, logs instructional time, and hosts suite of learning tools
  • Created and first to market with Talking eBooks
  • Managed direct reports in Finance, Operations, Academics, Business Development, Legal and Technology Departments

Notable Accomplishments:

  • The Grace Academy, a partnership between parents and professionals to meet students’ needs
  • The Morningstar Academy, a private Christian school serving home based learners
  • The Jubilee Academy, an online curriculum provider that assists home educators
  • The Victory Math Academy, an online tutoring service for students struggling with math
  • Partners By Grace Program which empowers non profit entities such as churches and schools to build their own virtual academies
  • Created the first online curriculum for Pre-Kindergarteners

Special Projects Director



  • Technical specification documentation for learning management platform
  • Recruited certified school teachers in all academic departments
  • Supervised curriculum development of multimedia rich online courses
  • Enrolled and supervised the education of 3300 students
  • Ensured compliance with state charter & public school regulations
  • Developed internal procedures and controls, allocated staff and implemented best practices and performance monitoring systems in support of Continuous Improvement
  • Negotiated licensing agreements with vendors such as the computer, curriculum and Internet providers
  • Supervised the identification of and delivery of special education services to over 300 students

Notable Accomplishments:

  • Recipient of Small Business Innovation Research Award for the development of S.A.L,.L.Y, the system to advance lifelong literacy, a bot-based system that would tutor struggling readers
  • Developed the largest cyber charter school serving K-12 students in the world


1992 - 1996


  • Manufactured and retained a line of children’s specialty clothing

Vice President/Chief Designer
1990 - 1994


  • Provided sculpting and design services to Walt Disney, Franklin Mint, Lenox China, Paradise Galleries


1982 - 1990


  • Designed collectible dolls and plush to the collectibles market
  • Managed the production in manufacturing on three continents
  • Developed economic development outreach program in Jamaica, Haiti, Massachusetts and New Hampshire for single mothers to sew doll clothing and assemble dolls and teddy bears.
  • Supervised the wholesale and retail distribution of product in all 50 states through major catalogues and toy retailers such as FAO Schwartz


1979 - 1982


  • Owned and operated twenty three (23) retail stores in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware
  • Supervised site selection, leasing agreements, store build out, and design
  • Managed advertising and marketing initiatives including radio campaign
  • Developed wholesale and retail distribution outlets
Recruited and trained employee teams to staff stores



  • Author, Mimi Rothschild, Children at Risk: How Schools Impede Learning, Change The World, Inc. 2007
  • Author, Mimi Mandel, co-authored with Karen A. Gibson, Crash Bang Boom: Exploring Literary Devices Through Children's Literature , Upstart Books, a division of Highsmith Press, October 2002
  • Author, The Einstein Academy Charter School Application, 250 page business model for the development of a robust K-12 virtual public school, 1999-2000
  • Author, Mimi Mandel, co-authored with Aliza Mandel, Teen Resources on the Web: A Guide for Librarians , Parents and Teachers , Highsmith Press, June, 2000
  • Author, Mimi Mandel, Cyberspace for Kids (Grades 1-2), Instructional Fair/McGraw-Hill, 1998
  • Author, Mimi Mandel, Cyberspace for Kids (Grades 3-4), Instructional Fair/McGraw-Hill, 1998
  • Author, The Mandel Kids, Cyberspace for Kids(Grades 5-6), Instructional Fair/McGraw-Hill, 1998
  • Author, The Mandel Kids, Cyberspace for Kids(Grades 7-8), Instructional Fair/McGraw-Hill, 1998



Written over 550 published articles on education including:

  • How Children Learn
  • Play For the Brain
  • The Socialization Myth
  • Praying for the Prodigal
  • The SAT's - A Fair Fight?
  • Story Telling in Education
  • The Great Grammar Debate
  • Religion and the Charter School
  • Recognizing Your Gifted Student
  • Learning through the Enjoyment of Play
  • The Dawn of a New Generation of School
  • Charter Schools - Getting What They Pay for
  • Redefining Traditional and Classic Education
  • Teaching Your Child How to Think Critically
  • Charter Schools - The Public School Renaissance
  • Diplomas Aren’t the Only Way to Get Into College
  • Discovering Order for Kids with Psychiatric Disorders
  • Benefits of Homeschooling the Artistically Gifted Child
  • The Maine Reform Experiment - More is Not Necessarily Better
  • How Multimodal Distance Education has Supplemented Learning
  • Let's Go Surfing - Use of the Internet for Career Counseling in Schools
  • Technology Allows Young Composers to Hear and Discuss Their Own Music
  • Policies and Perceptions - How do Admissions Officers View Homeschool Education?
  • The Gospel According to Bruce, Presenter at Glory Days Symposium, Monmouth University



  • Founder, Ministry Grants, a program that provides scholarships of up to 80% of tuition to Christian schools for families that are in the full time ministry
  • Co-Founder, The National Organization for Children, wrote grant applications for 1) an online medical error hotline, 2) CHILD LIFELINE, a program to place computers in all US children’s hospitals, ADDVANTAGE, an online resource for children with Attention Deficit Disorder, children’s holocaust museum and REACH, a state wide virtual charter school
  • Co-Producer, RADIO GRACE, an online radio station streaming Christian worship, gospel, and rock music free of charge 24/7/365
  • Executive Producer, The Learning By Grace Moment, a one minute radio program that about education and children in 130 Christian markets throughout the country
  • Developer, eSchoolResources.com, a free online digital library that contains 5000 electronic textbooks, encyclopedias, bibles, dictionaries for use by educators
  • Co-Founder, Massachusetts Home Learning Association, 1987
  • Co-Chairperson, American Freedom from Hunger Foundation’s Walk for Hunger, 1971, raised money to alleviate hunger in Tanzania and Appalachia



  • Parent’s Choice Award, Cyberspace for Kids, 1999
  • Best Children’s Retail Store, Amazing Gracie’s, MetroKids, 1996
  • DOTY Doll of the Year Award, Doll Reader Magazine, 1985



Temple University - BA in Radio, Television & Film



Since 1979 with 8 children

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