Target Audience: PTAs, Rotary, Exchange, Lions and Kiwanis Clubs
Geographic Area: Collin, North Dallas and Southeast Denton Counties
Topic: "How to Get the Best Education for Your Child"
Back when he was in grade school, Randy Reiners was pegged a "troublesome student" because of his short attention span. The problem wasn't Randy’s ability to learn, but rather that – like so many other bright students – he was bored because he was being forced to learn as slowly as the slowest learner in his classes.
When his son began to face the same challenge in grade school, Randy decided to do something about it. The result was Yorktown Education; a unique private school in Plano that provides personalized learning programs geared to each student’s interests, talents, abilities and weaknesses, and places emphasis on mastery of a subject – rather than memorization of facts. Yorktown is the only school actually using gifted learning methods for bright students and average students.
Yorktown’s success rate is staggering. Almost every student is earning straight A grades for their high school work and since Yorktown includes the first 12 college course credits in the basic curriculum, more Yorktown students take dual enrollment college courses as a percentage of seniors than any other Texas high school. Yorktown’s students perform better than any other school in our college’s dual enrollment program.
A former senior executive with such organizations as Malone & Hyde/AutoZone, Inc., Tempur-Pedic, Inc., Interactive Pictures Corporation and the Professional Directors Institute. Randy brings to Yorktown a business perspective and approach usually not found in the world of education.
Randy’s current or past memberships on boards of directors include Tempur-Pedic, Inc., the Professional Directors Institute, the Kellogg Business School Alumni Board (DFW), Horizon Data Systems, and the Memphis Association for Retarded Citizens, and serves as an advisor to NTEC, Inc., a medical technology incubator.
A passionate student himself, Randy holds a Master's degree from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University (where he made the dean's list and graduated in just one year) and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Missouri.