Bennett Bio by z8OBCl


									Dr. Brian Bennett
Former Principal, Blessed Sacrament
Parish School
A renown education advocate, Dr. Bennett
is credited with boosting enrollment at
Blessed Sacrament Parish School during
his tenure as principal from 1979 to 1997.
Since then, he has pursued his lifelong
passion for quality education. A vocal
proponent of vouchers and charter schools,
Dr. Bennett was Director of the Office of
School Choice for the San Diego Unified
School District from 2003 to 2006. He then
joined the National Association of Charter
School Authorizers, where he is currently a
Senior Associate.

Today, Dr. Bennett is fighting for a new
cause – educating the public about
amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), more
commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease,
with which he was diagnosed in 2006. One
of five children, Dr. Bennett attended
Catholic schools all his life. He earned a
bachelor of arts degree in English and a law
degree from what is now Loyola Marymount
University in Los Angeles. His wife of 36
years, Jeanine, teaches eighth grade at
Blessed Sacrament Parish School, and their
two daughters, Monica and Annie, are both
Blessed Sacrament graduates.

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