We believe that the Charter School Movement serves as a historical moment that changed the education system. Offering choices for students and parents with innovative pedagogies that are focused not only on improving student achievement but providing a more positive educational experience overall, charter schools play a vital role in their respective communities.
Our mission at ICON School Management is to support this Charter School Movement. Operating a charter school has its own set of challenges and every organization is bound to go through financial, operational, and/or administrative hardships. By gaining a true understanding of your organization, our team of experts will be able to deliver a personalized level of services that are proactive and forward-thinking. A dedicated team will make consistent visits to your school site, assessing your unique challenges and providing high quality support that will have both immediate and long-lasting improvements to your operations and finances. We will redefine what it means to be a “managing partner”.
WHO WE ARE
Our company was founded by former Charter School Auditors, Business Officers, and Developers. As former Charter School Business Officers and Developers, we have personally gone through planning, developing, opening, and operating highly successful charter schools. As former Charter School Auditors, we have audited over 200 charter schools and have not only helped schools resolve audit findings, but make systematic and procedural changes that will have long-lasting improvements to administration’s financial management and Board Member’s fulfillment of fiduciary responsibilities. We truly understand the unique challenges you face on a daily basis when opening and running a charter school and through our experience, have the resources and knowledge to help you overcome the challenges and be even more successful.
MEET THE TEAM
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Dan is responsible for driving the growth strategy for charter schools. Dan is actively engaged in developing innovative strategies and collaboration among charter schools to bring solutions that address their critical needs. Prior to joining the executive team at ICON, Dan spent 10+ years as a charter school auditor and successfully managed over 100 charter schools nationally. Dan received an accounting degree from Urbana-Champaign, University of Illinois.
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
John’s primary responsibility includes planning, implementing, managing and controlling all financial-related activities of the company and the clients. He is also involved with activities related to strategic planning, bond property financing, and investor negotiations. He joined the executive team with over 10 years of district and charter school auditing experience. John holds a CPA license from California Board of Accountancy.
CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
Roy oversees the development arm of ICON, which provides support for new and existing charter schools in the areas of compliance, grants, new and renewal petition, strategic planning, and budget development. He joined the executive team with over 10 years of experience in the education field, having successfully opened several charter schools in Los Angeles as the lead petitioner and received over $2.5M in various grants.