Dennis Littky

Director and Co-Founder, Metropolitan Regional and Career Technical Center
Co-Director and Co-Founder, The Big Picture Company

Nominated By: Robert Burkhardt

As a community organizer, education reformer and principal of three innovative schools, Dr. Littky has spent the last thirty years working to fundamentally change and improve American public education. At the local and national levels, he has helped to launch a movement to educate “one student at a time.” Littky’s educational philosophy begins with asking “what is best for kids?” and designing small school environments that exemplify the answer. With personalized learning plans, true family engagement, authentic projects in real-world settings, and portfolio-based assessments, Littky and the Met have seen 98% of its graduates accepted to college.

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