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Carolyn Warner to Speak to the Democratic Women of the Prescott Area

08 October 2012   Toni Denis

Warner To Discuss Arizona's Falling Education Ranking

PRESCOTT, AZ—Caroyln Warner, former State Superintendent of Public Instruction, will discuss the steep decline in Arizona education rankings at the monthly luncheon meeting of the Democratic Women of the Prescott Area, (DWPA) on October 17 at 11 a.m. at the Wyndham Garden Hotel, 4499 E. State Route 69 in Prescott at Old Black Canyon Road.

Warner, an acclaimed national speaker on education issues, will talk about the state of Arizona public education, which is 47th in the United States in terms of funding, with $1 billion cut from its budget in the past 10 years. She served for 12 years as the state's education leader. She is the national representative for the state Democratic Party.

Warner was a Congressional appointee to the National Skills Standards Board (NSSB) and was a delegate to the White House Conference on Small Business. She also serves as national Treasurer of Jobs for America's Graduates, the nation's most successful school-to-work transition program.

Warner has written four books, including Everybody's House: the Schoolhouse, Promoting Your School and The Last Word: Quotes from Extraordinary Women.

The DWPA welcomes the public to the luncheon as guests. Reservations for luncheon and/or seating only required by Oct. 11. The cost of the luncheon is $13 per person. For reservations, call Airi Jevicky at (928) 772-8424. Please arrive prior to start time.

About Carolyn Warner

Carolyn Warner is Founder and President of Corporate Education Consulting, Inc. (CECi). Her firm offers advisement, speaking, seminar and training services focusing on workforce/work place issues, education, leadership, women's issues and public/private partnerships. CECi's clients are Fortune 500 companies, foundations and numerous national associations. Warner delivers over forty keynote presentations a year, both in the U.S. and abroad, including three European Union conferences on education and skills training related topics.

Warner was a Congressional appointee to the National Skills Standards Board (NSSB) and was a delegate to the White House Conference on Small Business. She also serves as national Treasurer of Jobs for America's Graduates, the nation's most successful school-to-work transition program, and is past President of the Arizona Women's Forum.

Warner served for 12 years as Arizona's elected State Superintendent of Public Instruction, the first non-educator to hold that post. Increased accountability and the formation of business-education partnerships were hallmarks of her administration. Under her leadership, Arizona had the nation's first sequential job skills identification initiative. She was then her party's nominee for Governor, narrowly losing in an historic three-way general election.

In 1998, Warner received an honorary Doctorate from Northern Arizona University in recognition of her service to education and the community. Among her numerous awards are Policy Leader of the Year by the National Association of State Boards of Education, the Racial Justice Award from the YWCA of the USA, and the Carl Perkins Humanitarian Award from the Association for Career and Technical Education. She is the author of four books, including the best-selling The Last Word, A Treasury of Women's Quotes. Her other books include, Everybody's House: the Schoolhouse and Promoting Your School.