Co-Founder, University Academy
Tom Bloch

Dr. Tom Bloch was President and CEO of H&R Block. After a 19-year career with the company, he began a second career in 1995 as a middle school math teacher in the inner city. In 2000, he co-founded University Academy, a college prep public charter school in Kansas City. The Academy has grown from 200 students in grades seven through nine to over 1,000 students in kindergarten through grade twelve. Over the last six years, all but three graduates of the Academy have gone on to attend college, an almost unheard-of success rate for an urban school. Tom's book, Stand for the Best, is a memoir about his journey from CEO to inner-city teacher and school founder.

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