Dr. Stephen Peters
Giving Hope to At-Risk Students
Dr. Stephen Peters Bio
Over his 32 years in education, Stephen has been a classroom teacher, assistant principal, principal, director of secondary education and superintendent of schools. Most of his experiences have been in schools that made significant growth in short periods of time thus, resulting in both National and State Blue-Ribbon distinction. Stephen is founder of the nationally recognized Gentlemen's & Ladies Club programs, which provide options for thousands of at-risk and honor students throughout the United States. Stephen is currently CEO & President of The Peters Group, a national education consulting company. The Peters Group has a track record of creating and sustaining success in schools, and districts, by supporting educators through a 3-step process of teaching and learning.
Stephen's latest book, Choosing to Believe: Creating a Framework for School Success (Peters Group Foundation), is an award winner for the 2010 "USA Best Books" in the K-12 category. This educational tool provides a comprehensive framework for school improvement. He is also the author of the best-selling books, Do You Know Enough about Me to Teach Me (Peters Group Foundation) and Teaching to Capture and Inspire all Learners (Corwin Press). Both books are used throughout the U.S. as effective tools for changing and sustaining school culture. Stephen is a contributing author for the Educational Leadership series Engaging Every Learner (Corwin Press). In his book Inspired to Learn: Why We Must Give Children Hope (Rising Sun Publishing), Stephen not only outlines his vision for the children in our schools he goes on to share how he and his staff turned their vision into operational strategies. His story of how divine inspiration guided him to create the Gentlemen's Club will save the lives of countless children who will then have a profound impact on the world and those around them.
Stephen has served on panels as an education expert with former U.S. Secretary of Education, Dr. Rod Paige in Washington, D.C. and is a board member for the International Literacy Association. His mentoring and self-empowering program, The Gentlemen's Club, has been featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show as well as "America, America," which broadcasts to two million viewers in Portugal and Brazil.
Stephen is one of the most sought after speakers in the United States.