YOUniversity Bound

Carl Daniels
Carl Daniels Band

Steve Williams
Danforth Development Partners, LLC

Daily Challenge Group 




Thank you! This conference was a success because of your unwavering support. 

Von Hughes, J.D., MPP, CAIA
Managing Director
Head of Strategic Advisory​

Patrick Ianniello, Ph.D.
Director of the Master of Science in Education Program
Metropolitan College of New York

Sarah McPherson, Ed.D.
Chairman of Instructional Technology
New York Institute of Technology Graduate School

Mary E. Porter, J.D.

Executive Director

Suffolk County Human Rights Commission

Brandy Scott, Ph.D.


​Long Island Black Educators Association

Deborah Wortham, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools
Roosevelt School District 


​​​​​​​Dave Bennardo, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools
South Huntington School District

James Bertsch, Ed.D.
Assistant Principal
Iris Wolfson H.S./Nassau BOCES

Jane Bertsch-Wells, M.S.

Director Student Support Services SUNY Queens Educational Opportunity Center  

Aaron Dean, MBA
Cydean LLC

Loren Douglass, MBA, M.A.
Managing Director
Global Business Executive
Bank of New York Mellon

Veronica Henry, Ed.D.
Executive Assistant to the President/
Chief Diversity Officer/Title IX Coordinator

Farmingdale State College (SUNY) 

                   Intellectual Entrepreneurship:
                  The Business of Schools


​Intellectual Entrepreneurship, as defined by YOUniversity Bound, is the capacity and willingness to develop, organize and manage the intellectual property of students for the purpose of making an innovative, self-sufficient product. On October 30, 2015 the Intellectual Entrepreneurship conference brought together a community of experts from corporate, K-12 and higher education for the purpose of improving The Business of Schools. The conversation centered on what it means to be career ready if college is not an immediate option, how a school's brand is being affected by a parent's right to opt out of testing, and why principal/teacher performance rating need to be congruent with student performance rates. The conversation was rich and relevant. 

It is with our deepest gratitude that we thank the 2015 class of Pedagogical Fellows. Their expertise provided the intellectual firepower needed to generate a meaningful discussion and influence action. 

2015 Pedagogical Fellows