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Norman Atkins

Co-Founder & President of Relay Graduate School of Education

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Norman Atkins Biography

As Relay GSE’s co-founder and president, Norman Atkins has led the institution since 2008. Mr. Atkins is also the founder, board chair and former CEO of Uncommon Schools, one of the nation’s highest-performing nonprofit charter management organizations with 38 schools serving 10,000 students. In 1997, he co-founded and co-led North Star Academy of Newark, one of New Jersey’s very first and most celebrated charter schools. From 1989 to 1994, he was the co-executive director of the Robin Hood Foundation in New York City. In recent years, Atkins has helped found Zearn, an education technology start-up, and has joined the board of the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy Foundation. He began his career as a freelance journalist, writing about education, poverty, politics, culture and social issues for The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, Rolling Stone, Parenting, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post and The Boston Globe.

Mr. Atkins earned an A.B. in History from Brown University and an M.A. in Educational Administration from Columbia University Teachers College.

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  • How do I book Norman Atkins to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Norman Atkins for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Norman Atkins, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Norman Atkins or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Norman Atkins

    Speaking fees for Norman Atkins, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Norman Atkins are available upon request for live events and available upon request for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Norman Atkins, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Norman Atkins speak about?

    Norman Atkins is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Education.
  • Where does Norman Atkins travel from?

    Norman Atkins generally travels from Please Contact, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Norman Atkins’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Norman Atkins for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Norman Atkins for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Norman Atkins or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.
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Co-Founder & President of Relay Graduate School of Education

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Norman Atkins Biography

As Relay GSE’s co-founder and president, Norman Atkins has led the institution since 2008. Mr. Atkins is also the founder, board chair and former CEO of Uncommon Schools, one of the nation’s highest-performing nonprofit charter management organizations with 38 schools serving 10,000 students. In 1997, he co-founded and co-led North Star Academy of Newark, one of New Jersey’s very first and most celebrated charter schools. From 1989 to 1994, he was the co-executive director of the Robin Hood Foundation in New York City. In recent years, Atkins has helped found Zearn, an education technology start-up, and has joined the board of the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy Foundation. He began his career as a freelance journalist, writing about education, poverty, politics, culture and social issues for The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, Rolling Stone, Parenting, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post and The Boston Globe.

Mr. Atkins earned an A.B. in History from Brown University and an M.A. in Educational Administration from Columbia University Teachers College.

FAQs on booking Norman Atkins

  • How do I book Norman Atkins to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Norman Atkins for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Norman Atkins, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Norman Atkins or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Norman Atkins

    Speaking fees for Norman Atkins, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Norman Atkins are available upon request for live events and available upon request for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Norman Atkins, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Norman Atkins speak about?

    Norman Atkins is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Education.
  • Where does Norman Atkins travel from?

    Norman Atkins generally travels from Please Contact, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Norman Atkins’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Norman Atkins for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Norman Atkins for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Norman Atkins or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.

Norman Atkins is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Norman Atkins for your event is available upon request. Norman Atkins generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Jessie Woolley-Wilson, Suneet Singh Tuli, Osman Rashid, Ronald Packard and Alan Louie. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Norman Atkins for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent and wish to request a profile update or removal from our online directory, please submit a profile request form.

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