Global Conference 2010

Speaker's Biography

Thomas Boysen

Chief Learning Officer, GlobalScholar


Thomas Boysen is Chief Learning Officer for GlobalScholar. He began teaching in a remote boarding school in Kenya and later served as a school superintendent for 20 years in Washington State, New York and California, eventually becoming San Diego County's superintendent of schools. As the first Kentucky commissioner of education, Boysen led the implementation of the landmark Kentucky Education Reform Act. Since leaving Kentucky, he has served as senior vice president of the Milken Family Foundation, chief operating officer of the Los Angeles Unified School District and senior vice president of K12 Inc, a learning systems company. Boysen has served on numerous national boards and commissions and speaks and writes on school reform matters. He received a bachelor's degree from Stanford University and a Ph.D. from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.


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