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Franklin P. Schargel

Franklin Schargel, a native of Brooklyn, New York, now residing in Albuquerque, NM, is a graduate of the University of the City of New York. Franklin holds two Masters Degrees: one in Secondary Education from City University and a degree from Pace University in School Administration and Supervision. His career spans thirty-three years of classroom teaching and eight years of supervision and administration as Assistant Principal.

Franklin served on the Guidelines Development Committee for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award in Education and was an examiner for the Baldrige Award for two years. In addition, he served as a judge for the Secretary of the Air Force Quality Award and is currently a judge for the USA Today/RIT Quality Cup. He became Chair of the American Society of Quality’s Education Division in May, 2003.

Franklin has presented countless workshops for educational, community and business groups throughout the United States, Europe, Canada and Latin America. His workshops are designed to show people how to transform their educational systems into World Class Organizations. The workshops are for administrators, teachers, students, parents, business leaders, policy makers and anyone else interested in building world class schools. They cover a wide variety of topics, including consensus building, curriculum innovation, educational leadership, empowerment of staff, interactive learning, learner directed learning, the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality award in Education, organizational change, parental involvement, problem solving, School to Work, strategic planning, student evaluation and data analysis, teamwork, tech prep and Total Quality Education. All of his workshops are tailored to the individual client’s needs and expected outcomes.

Franklin is the author of the well-received book: Transforming Education Through Total Quality Management: A Practitioner’s Guide, as well as many articles published in the leading educational journals and business magazines. His second book, Strategies to Help Solve Our School Dropout Problem, was published in March, 2001. Franklin’s third book, Dropout Prevention Tools, was published in March, 2003.

Franklin’s success in dramatically enhancing the learning process in his school, expanding parental involvement, increasing post-secondary school attendance and significantly lowering the students’ dropout rate, has been documented in 25 books, 55 newspaper and magazine articles and five internationally released videos.

Topics Include:

No More Empty Seats
Dropout Prevention is EVERYONE'S Responsibility

Educators realize that dropping out is a process and not an event. Few dropouts sail through their school career without problems. Most became at-risk for dropping out of high school long before then - some as early as the third grade. This workshop identifies 15 dropout prevention strategies which the National Education Goals Panel says are "the most effective strategies to help solve our school dropout problem."

Where Have The Children Gone? 
Stopping School Violence Before It Begins

Have our young people become more violent? More inhumane? More emotionally fragile? More impulse driven? Recent school violence provides a challenge as well as an opportunity to humanize our schools in ways that never have been addressed before. This presentation focuses on the myths and the realities about school violence and explores strategies for preventing youth alienation and the violent reactions brought on by stress and poor interpersonal relationships.

The Road to College Starts in Kindergarten
Preparing Students for College and the World of Work Begins in Primary School

Who says that primary students are too young to focus on career goals? Preparing for college and the workforce can never begin too soon if we want to teach young children to aspire to be the best that they can be. This presentation focuses on creative ways to expose young children to the world of work and provide linkages between the requirements for success in school today and those they will need tomorrow to realize their dreams and those of their parents and society.

Improving Your School's Position on the Educational Playing Field
The Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award in Education

The business community has credited the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award with increasing organizational performance and improving results. The criteria have been adapted to education. This workshop will teach participants:

  • How the educational criteria can be used to increase student and stakeholder expectations.

  • How to improve the way schools and school districts work. 

  • How to align instructional processes and school results

Let's Not Change Schools: Let's Improve Them
School Improvement Is Not The Same As School Change

We know a great deal about change. We know it is inevitable; we know it is happening at an accelerating pace and yet change is personally threatening and frequently opposed. Change can be positive or negative. We have teachers and administrators who believe they should be "change agents"- they need to be improvement agents. The workshop explains the difference and provides techniques for school personnel to ensure that change is really improvement.

Quality Education is No Longer an Oxymoron: 
A Case Study

George Westinghouse High School, an inner-city school, was able to lower its drop-out rate, expand parental involvement, and increased its post-secondary school attendance. The school signed business partnerships and post-secondary school alliances. The Westinghouse story has been told in 5 internationally released videos, 25 books and countless articles including Business Week, Fortune and The New York Times. This presentation identifies the factors which have made Westinghouse a model for all school improvement efforts.

Professional Development: Where The Rubber Hits The Road:
Improving Classroom Performance Through The Use Of Videos and Movies

We know that we are teaching a visual generation. Thanks to video games, television, movies and the Internet, more of our students and our faculty watch and interact with visual stimulation. This interactive workshop focuses on the utilization of visual media to improve classroom performance.

Getting Everyone in Your Boat Rowing In The Same Direction
Educational Leadership: Strategies for the 21st Century

There is a major concern in the United States about the loss of 2.2 million teachers in the next ten years; the rate of retiring supervisors and administrators will be greater. This presentation will focus on identifying the qualities that our educational leaders will need in the 21st century and how their leadership will impact on teachers, students, and parents.

To request information on Franklin P. Schargel, e-mail fpschargel@educationspeakersgroup.com 

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