David P. Hardy

Mr. Hardy is regarded as an outstanding educational leader whose founding of Boys Latin – a single-gender school whose student body is predominantly African American and economically disadvantaged – earned national acclaim. After retiring from Boys Latin, Mr. Hardy served as Executive Director of Excellent Schools PA, a school choice advocacy organization. He also is the principal of a consulting practice, Parkway Educational Consultants. In addition, Mr. Hardy currently serves on the boards of the Center for Education Reform, the Pennsylvania State Coalition of Public Charter Schools, Independence Mission Schools, and Ad Prima Charter School, which he chairs. He is a member of the Steering Committee for the Freedom Coalition for Charter schools and on the boards of the North Carolina Outward Bound School and the Holocaust Awareness Museum and Education Center. He is also a Distinguished Senior Fellow with the Commonwealth Foundation. Mr. Hardy was a founding board member of the Philadelphia Schools Partnership and is a former board member of the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools and the Black Alliance for Educational Options (BAEO).