Mr. Ankrum is a results oriented school leader that prides himself on the mantra “students first”. As a school turnaround specialist, Mr. Ankrum has consistently helped schools to make sizable gains in hopes of bridging the achievement gap for students below the poverty line. Mr. Ankrum is currently in dissertation for his doctorate at Northeastern University in Boston, Ma. Mr. Ankrum has an undergraduate degree from the University of Stony Brook, as well as three masters degrees, from Stony Brook, Morgan State University, and Teachers College, Columbia University. Mr. Ankrum is a life-long learner that embraces the challenges in Urban Education.