Suhail Farooqui is widely recognized as a visionary helping America’s public schools become more relevant and effective at their core mission. He is among the leading voices convincing educational leaders that the traditional ways of building engagement with parents, teachers, staff and students are no longer effective, as we face the confluence of three major realities — extremely high expectations of public education, serious reductions in educational funding and historically low levels of trust accelerated by the advent of social media. Suhail’s vision of what constitutes an adequate response has been incorporated into the training of new superintendents in several states.
Suhail presents regularly at conferences and seminars nationwide, including those sponsored by the American Association of School Administrators (AASA), National School Boards Association (NSBA), National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA), National Alliance of Black School Educators (NABSE), the Urban Superintendents’ Association of America (USAA), and Center for Quality Leadership (CQL). His essays on key public education issues have been published in journals such as AASA’s School Administrator, TASA’s INSIGHT and NYSCOSS’ CouncilGram.
Previously, Suhail was a senior manager at MicroStrategy (NASDAQ:MSTR), where he led the development of innovative solutions for real-time alerts to solve complex decision-support system problems. He started his career at Schlumberger (NYSE:SLB), where he worked as a research scientist exploring the application of Magnetic Resonance Imaging and micro-gravity measurements to the discovery and development of oil wells.
Suhail holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and spent three years as a graduate student in Electrical Engineering at Yale University.
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