The Classroom of the Future Foundation’s Executive Director for the past 17 years, Bruce Braciszewski, will retire by the end of 2015. The Board of Directors has formed a search committee and will begin recruiting in October. Recently married, he is relocating out of the county and plans to travel with his new wife.
He leaves behind a remarkable track record and legacy at CFF, having taken the helm only about a year after CFF was established. One of the earliest accomplishments was the T.I.M.E. Initiative, a teacher-driven project focusing on making innovative technology part of the classroom and learning environment. It became the blueprint for today’s 1:1 learning programs.
Two years later, the Innovation in Education Awards program was established to showcase innovative leaders and technology use and provided almost $300,000 in awards to local districts. Also, the High Tech Academic Achievement Scholarships program has provided $440,000 in financial scholarships for hundreds of AVID students.
In addition, under Braciszewski’s leadership, CFF created the Innovation Office; facilitating Project RED programs; played a key role in STEM collaborations; and now is reassessing its vision for the next two to three years.
“It’s been an honor working with such a dedicated group of education and business leaders,” said Braciszewski. “The growth of CFF and its impact on school districts throughout San Diego County bodes well for the opportunities future students will have in the twenty-first century.” Braciszewski adds he likely will be doing some education-related consulting in the future.
The Classroom of the Future Foundation Board of Directors has created a search committee and will be actively recruiting for an executive director before the end of this year. For inquires and additional information contact Brian.Elswick@sprint.com.