Prior to joining The Franklin School of Innovation, Michelle Vruwink was the co-founder and Director of Arroyo Research Services, Inc., a national education research and evaluation firm focused on helping its clients achieve academic excellence through data-driven decision making.
She brings a diverse background of education and health policy, government service, and nonprofit program development expertise. Ms. Vruwink was the initiator of the community effort to create The Franklin School of Innovation, with primary responsibility for obtaining charter approval and all aspects of bringing the school from concept to reality. She has two children who are students in local public schools, is an active former PTO member, and is passionate supporter of excellent public education.
She firmly believes that all students can and must learn at high levels, and that skills and traits such as persistence, innovation, critical thinking, and problem-solving can be taught. Ms. Vruwink earned her Master’s in Public Administration from the Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, NYU.