Interview: We’re In This Together

September 17, 2015

I had the opportunity to attend and speak at the BMO Capital Markets Back to School Conference. It provided a wonderful opportunity to learn about the state of education, the role of the business community and how we can continue to serve students around the country in a meaningful manner. Dr. Rod Berger, of edCircuit, took time to interview me about my perspective. -Mark

Excerpt from edCircuit:

Mark Claypool, President and CEO of ChanceLight Behavioral Health and Education, took time to discuss his efforts to improve public-private partnerships (PPP) in the education sector. Claypool recently co-authored We’re In This Together: Public-Private Partnerships in Special and At-Risk-Education

Snip20150921_40A social worker and education administrator, Claypool grew frustrated by decreasing resources for children with learning differences, so in 1999 he founded ChanceLight™ Behavioral Health & Education, formerly known as Educational Services of America (ESA). Under his leadership, the company has grown from a start-up to nearly $130 million in annual revenue, and today, ChanceLight is the nation’s leading provider of behavior therapy and alternative and special education programs for children and young adults.

Claypool, along with nearly 900 participants, including some 250 global education companies was in New York for the BMO Capital Markets 15th Annual Back to School Education Conference. Dr. Rod Berger, in collaboration with MindRocket Media Group and edCircuit captured views from business leaders to investors taking a look behind the scenes of investment in education and technology.