John Bales

Former High School Math Teacher, Venture PREP Charter School at Teach For America, Inc.

John Bales

John Bales

Former High School Math Teacher, Venture PREP Charter School at Teach For America, Inc.

Biography

John comes to the team from the Teach for America Corps, having served as a high school math teacher at Venture Prep Charter School in Denver. His students demonstrated almost two years of growth, and he helped lead his school to the #1 high school math growth in Colorado. He also served as a teacher mentor and diversity facilitator for new teachers. John has a background in immigration law and economic justice; he has represented clients in predatory lending, fraud and misrepresentation. A Daniels Fund Graduate Fellow and Boettcher Scholar, he holds a JD from the University of Notre Dame Law School, an MBA from the Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver, and a BSBA from the University of Denver.

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Former Data Analyst at Charter School Growth Fund

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Former Operations Coordinator at Charter School Growth Fund

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Former Director of Evaluation at Charter School Growth Fund

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Advisor at Always Be Learning, Inc.

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Investment Associate at Charter School Growth Fund

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Charter School Growth Fund

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Former Chief Executive Officer & President at Project Lead the Way

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Former Director at Charter School Growth Fund

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Former Senior Associate at Charter School Growth Fund

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Investment Analyst at Charter School Growth Fund

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Former High School Math Teacher, Venture PREP Charter School at Teach For America, Inc.
Education
JD

In the practice of law, the same ethical standards must be met whether you are a graduate of Notre Dame or any other university. So, what is it that makes our graduates unique? We believe it can be found in our ultimate goal. Beyond striving for professional achievement, a Notre Dame lawyer fundamentally acts in service to others. Our approach seeks to do more than train students in a profession; it seeks to help them discover their lives as a vocation. A different kind of lawyer is one who realizes the practice of law is not an end in itself. It’s the beginning of a new, highly specialized way of giving back.

MBA

Daniels College of Business, originally called the School of Commerce, Accounts and Finance, is established by the University of Denver, founded in 1864 and the oldest private university in the Rocky Mountain region. Daniels is among the first business colleges in the U.S.—a select group that includes Wharton, Chicago, Berkeley, Dartmouth, Northwestern, Pittsburg and Harvard.

BSBA

The University of Denver was founded in 1864 — just a few years after the city of Denver itself was founded. The University's 125-acre campus, a few miles south of downtown Denver, is home to more than 11,500 students hailing from all regions of the United States and 83 other countries. The University offers more than 100 undergraduate programs of study and more than 120 graduate and professional programs.

Career History
Investment Analyst
Prior - 2014

The Charter School Growth Fund (“CSGF”) is a non-profit fund working to transform K-12 education by investing in innovative charter school networks that offer outstanding educational options for underserved students. Founded in 2005, our mission is to invest philanthropic capital in the nation’s highest performing charter school operators to dramatically expand their impact on low-income and minority students. We provide financing, business planning support, coaching and other resources that portfolio members require to build networks of high-performing schools. CSGF makes very select investments in charter school management organizations (“CMOs”) that deliver outstanding academic results, while achieving sustainability on public revenues. The 34 members of our current portfolio were chosen from a pool of over 375 applicants. Collectively, they operate the highest performing schools in their cities and many have completely closed the achievement gap between low-income and affluent students. CSGF grant and loan financing packages enable these organizations to expand their capacity to serve more low-income and minority families in their communities. To date, CSGF has committed over $100 million to support the creation of more than 165,000 new seats for low-income and minority students around the country. Currently, CSGF portfolio members operate schools that serve over 100,000 students — more than three times the number they served upon entering our portfolio. Over the next decade, we will continue to invest in extraordinary CMOs – those that can transform American education and ensure demography is not destiny for our nation’s students

High School Math Teacher, Venture PREP Charter School
Prior

Teach For America (TFA) is a nonprofit organization whose stated mission is to "enlist, develop, and mobilize as many as possible of our nation's most promising future leaders to grow and strengthen the movement for educational equity and excellence." The organization aims to accomplish this by recruiting and selecting college graduates from top universities around the United States to serve as teachers. The selected members, known as "corps members," commit to teaching for at least two years in a public or public charter K–12 school in one of the 52 low-income communities that the organization serves.

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