I am the Founder and President of Performance Academies, a network of successful charter schools in Ohio and Michigan. Our website is: http://www.performanceacademies.com. I was born in Columbus, Ohio, and graduated from Wright State University with a BA in Psychology. I received both my masters degree in School Psychology and Ph.D. in Special Education with emphasis in Educational Policy from the University of South Florida. I wrote my dissertation on “Why Parents of Students with Disabilities Choose Charter Schools” in 2000. I am married to my wonderful husband, Clint Satow. We are the parents of 9 wonderful children and 4 grandchildren.