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Henry Ford Learning Institute Hires Nanette (Nan) Gill

Henry Ford Learning Institute Hires Nanette (Nan) Gill

July 16, 2013 – DEARBORN, Mich.– Henry Ford Learning Institute (HFLI), a non-profit organization that develops and sustains innovative small schools and hands-on learning programs, has hired Ms. Nanette Gill and Mr. Julius McDougal to support HFLI's growth.

As HFLI!s Director of Education, Ms. Nanette (Nan) Gill will be responsible for the continued development of a K-12 educational program that prepares Henry Ford Academy students for college, careers, and to be creative and transformational agents of change in their communities. She will also support the growth of HFLI's professional development programs.

Ms. Gill has been a leader in public education for more than 25 years. Her experience includes developing and leading public schools and school districts, facilitating organizational development and strategic planning processes for corporate, educational and non-profit
organizations, and coaching corporate and educational leaders. Previously, Ms. Gill served as a member of the University Preparatory Academy Board for 5 years, and later served in a variety of operational roles in the UPA system, most recently Superintendent of the school district. She was also a founder of The Coaching Collaborative, and worked for Ann Arbor Public Schools and the Waters Foundation.

Ms. Gill earned a B.A. in English Education from University of Illinois – Chicago, an M.A. in Communicative Disorders from Northwestern University and has completed graduate coursework in educational administration from University of Michigan and Eastern Michigan University.


About Henry Ford Learning Institute
Henry Ford Learning Institute (HFLI) is a non-profit organization founded in 2003 by Ford Motor Company Fund and The Henry Ford that creates and sustains innovative small schools and ands-on learning programs. HFLI focuses its work in urban centers where the opportunity gap s greatest.

During the 2012-2013 school year, HFLI served more than 2,200 students across five Henry Ford Academies, including its newly opened elementary school in Detroit. Each Henry Ford cademy is located at the center of a tightly knit, growth-oriented community. HFLI developed merica!s first K-12 curriculum that pairs work in core subjects with Design Thinking and provides consulting services, staff training, and ongoing support to help any learning rganization adopt design thinking as a process for innovation. Visit  www.hfli.org or call 313-982-6027 for more information.




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