With schools closed and working from home, parents are struggling to keep children healthy and occupied. Fortunately, we have Cameron Smith, CEO of Bennett Day School and Wharton alum, who will share tips on how to entertain, provide emotional support, and educate your children while also holding down a job. In the fireside chat with Joe Granda, Cameron will also furnish resources that will engage and inspire your children to explore new ideas and apply their knowledge.
Cameron was inspired to create Bennett Day School after the birth of his first son in 2010. As a new parent, he recognized that there are very few options for progressive independent schooling in Chicago. Many parents resort to moving to the suburbs when they would prefer to continue to live, work, and learn downtown. Both the motivation to innovate and a commitment to the city inspired the creation of Bennett Day School.
He holds a B.S. degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania as well as J.D. and M.B.A. degrees from Northwestern University. Cameron is fascinated with outer space, and as a lifelong learner, is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Space Resources while studying Astrophysics with the Colorado School of Mines.
At Common Goal Systems, Joe markets SaaS services to the educational market. He has experience supporting schools run better and providing eLearning solutions. Common Goal, aka TeacherEase, is in use by over 1,000 school districts, 50,000 teachers, and 500,000 parents/students. Joe holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering degree from the University of Pennsylvania and an M.B.A degree from the Wharton School.