I’ve been interested in the getting involved in creating and operating a public school for some time. My past experience working as an analyst and project manager for Baltimore City Schools and commitment to racial equity, in concert with being a recent Baltimore County transplant (we bought our home a little over a year ago) and a proud father of two children (a 2 year-old and 4 month old), further motivated me to get involved with Watershed PCS. I support WPCS because it fills a void in Baltimore County Schools by providing an exploratory learning-based curriculum and another choice for children throughout Baltimore County. I’ve been inspired in working with my fellow board members and feel exhilarated that our vision and hard work has led to this watershed moment.
rnold Joo is the Principal of POL Advisers, a management information systems consultancy firm. POL Advisers provides performance, operations, and logistics solutions to strengthen the capacity of both for-and non-profit organizations, primarily through the design and development of highly customized management information systems. He has a Master of Public Policy (MPP) from Johns Hopkins Institute for Policy Studies (May 2010) and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Baltimore (December 2016). His past work experiences at Baltimore City Schools include being a project manager and process evaluator for the Chief of Staff at Baltimore City Schools and as a Special Projects Analyst for the Chief Achievement and Accountability Officer. He has also worked as a Program Analyst for the Family Investment Administration at Baltimore City Department of Social Services and taught math and language training at the Kildonan School, a boarding school for dyslexic children grades 7-12. He has run multifaceted projects that require a strong working knowledge and understanding of operations, analysis and information systems and has expertise in making sense of complex data sets, extracting meaning from them, and using them to improve organizational performance and program effectiveness. He has a 17-month old, who he hopes will attend WPCS on fall of 2021.