Education Program Manager, Appalachian Regional Commission
Dr. Jeffrey Schwartz is currently the Education Program Manager for the Appalachian Regional Commission. He works with education and workforce training programs throughout the 13-state Appalachian region. Prior to coming to the Commission in December of 1999, Dr. Schwartz was an independent consultant, a training specialist with various U.S. Department of Education-funded technical assistance centers, a school administrator and a classroom teacher. He has both national and international experience, including overall school leadership, program design, evaluation and consultation. and elementary, secondary, adult and college and university-level teaching. Throughout his career, Dr. Schwartz has emphasized development of appropriate educational programming for students with diverse educational needs and those that have been historically underserved. Dr. Schwartz currently works on educational development at all levels, from day care through pre-K-12, higher education, adult education and workforce training. His formal educational background includes elementary and special education, instructional systems design and educational administration.