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Anthony Cost

Senior Advisor

Anthony Cost brings 26 years of broad education experience to his work at Foundations, Inc. His career spans numerous roles, from teacher, assistant principal and principal at the middle and high school level, to deputy superintendent of a major suburban school district. This diverse background informs his advisory work at Foundations, Inc. as a school services specialist and lead administrator.

Tony is a member of Foundations' expert technical assistance teams serving schools and districts across the United States. He has conducted educational audits of charter schools in order to assess their likelihood of future educational, operational, and financial success. He has also been involved with the preparation of a variety of project reports and proposals including assessment reports for school improvement, planning grants for charter schools, applications for new charter schools, renewal applications for existing schools, and year-end annual reports.

For the past six years, Tony has played a major role in planning and implementation of Foundations' trademark Beyond School Hours conference, a national professional development event for educators. He coordinates the work of the Presenter Selection Committee, leads all technical aspects of conference space allocation, and develops the integrated schedule of events. With customer service of topmost concern at Beyond School Hours, Tony provides co-leadership for the staff team, from training and assignments to onsite management. He also prepares a comprehensive post-conference evaluation report to help inform future programming to best serve educator needs.

Working closely with the Office of the CEO, Tony is the staff liaison with Foundations' Board of Directors as well as the National Advisory Committee. He supports the development of all meeting agendas, information research, as well as the organization and distribution of materials, meeting minutes, and summary reports.

Tony holds a Master's Degree in Secondary Administration from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ, and a Bachelor's Degree from California State University in California, PA.