Dr. Arthur H. Pritchard has more than 46 years of experience in higher education and nonprofit public school, and charter school project management. He is an expert in strategic planning, team-building, school safety, violence prevention programming, including bullying, and Board of Trustees development.
Dr. Pritchard taught at the college level for 28 years. During that time, he developed and managed 14 Eisenhower Grant-funded programs for college-school district partnerships and two federal school violence prevention grants. He assisted universities and school districts in the development and evaluation of strategic plans, Comprehensive District Education Plans, professional development plans and grant-funded academic initiatives. He secured two major U.S. Department of Education grants for model drug prevention programs and co-designed the Dutchess County Summer Scholars Program for gifted and talented high school students. He also created the Dutchess County Academy for Environmental Science and developed adventure-based experiential education programs for adults and youths. He also served as a trainer for the Northeast Regional Center for Schools and Communities, which provided anti-bullying and drug prevention services. During his teaching and administration experience at Dutchess County Community College, he created and implemented a series of adventure and cultural experiential education experiences based on training with Outward Bound, Inc. and the National Leadership School (NOLS). He also successfully obtained and facilitated a federal Carol White Physical Education project.
Since co-founding JPS Solutions in 2000, his work has focused on direct support for school districts and charter schools, including preparing their annual Consolidated Applications for federal Entitlement funding and their Accountability Plan Progress Reports. He facilitated or co-facilitated the creation of several successful charter school applications and renewals, including charter renewals for all of the Carl Icahn Charter Schools. He has participated in several federal grant-funded programs including multiple Teacher Incentive Grant projects and the national Network of Independent Charter Schools.
Dr. Pritchard was instrumental in the creation of an educational support program, which is being implemented at the Universidad Del Desarrollo, Santiago, Chile, and the transfer of “Data Culture” characteristics and procedures for the community of Colina, Chile. He also developed a School Certification procedure for Chilean schools.
He has served as a member of the Imagine Me Leadership Charter School in Brooklyn New York and he also served as a trustee on the Rhinebeck (NY) Central School District Board of Education, the Dutchess County (NY) BOCES Board of Education, and The Hyde Park (NY) Central School District. On those boards, he served as President and Vice President in addition to being an elected member.