Greetings education innovators,


Congratulations! The Ford Next Generation Learning National Team has approved the master plan for the pilot cohort of Excelsior Academy!  In reviewing the plan, our team appreciated the clear, concise and informative manner in which you told your story from national, regional, and local perspectives, citing the challenges and opportunities followed by explicitly stating how the FNGL model can link directly into transforming the current system.  The sense of partnership really stood out as we read about how some of the best practices happening in the U.K. could add value to the FNGL Network and positively impact our system in the States.  Lastly, the digital layout of the document including the strategic use of color and inclusion of quotes, pictures and other graphics was extraordinary.


Once again, a sincere congratulations on achieving this milestone of the Ford NGL Roadmap.  We look forward to formally celebrating this work with your community at the designation event at the end of June, and to continuing our support as you implement the plan.


Welcome to the network.




Scott Palmer and Starr Herrman
Ford NGL Coaches