Dr. Don Draayer

Educational Consultant Clients Served by Dr. Donald Draayer
September 1995 to June 2009

University of Minnesota, College of Education & Human Development:
Appointment:  Senior Fellow, Lecturer of Record, and Supervisor of Administrative Interns.  Projects: Help formulate and lead bridge seminars for senior executives and university faculty.   Identify topics for CAREI research.   Develop projects leading to administrative licensure.  Supervise administrative interns seeking license as K-12 principal, special education director, or superintendent.  Develop syllabus for graduate course: School Superintendent – Leadership in the 21st Century.  Teach the course.

Search Institute of Minneapolis:  Provide 250 keynote speeches and workshops on developmental ASSETS of children in 21 states and Canada.

American Asset Management, Inc.:
Commissioned to write, Ten Lessons I’ve Learned About Investments:  Viewpoints from the Other Side of Retirement.

Energy Education, Inc.: Represent the services of this company to school districts interested in reducing fixed costs through a change in energy-use-habits of people at a no net cost to the district and with thousands/millions in actual savings.  Minnesota clients include White Bear Lake, Hopkins, Wayzata, Chaska, Richfield, Albert Lea, and Winona School Districts.  Total client districts across USA = 600+ in 45 states.

School Districts: District 916 Special Education (keynote address); Lac Qui Parle School District (graduation speech, consultations); Rocori School District (keynote address and workshop on conflict management); Mahtomedi School District (consultations); Robbinsdale School District (consultations); Central Minnesota Service Cooperative (seminar on successful school board meetings); Marshall School District (consultations).

Taher, Incorporated: Meet with school officials to determine if food services and communications provided by Taher, Inc. meet client satisfaction.  Report “audit” back to Taher, Inc. as part of TQM effort.  Provide seminars for food service personnel.

Durrant Architects:  Serve as consultant to architects in school design and construction.  Represent Durrant to potential clients.  Consult with Durrant clients about pre-referendum and construction plans.

Proposal screening committee, Bush Educators Program, in 95, 96, and 97;  Selection Committee, AASA National Superintendent of the Year Program from 1997 to 2007; Charter School Proposal Screening, Minnesota Department of Children, Families, and Learning in 98.   MASA Focus Groups on School Foundations.  Faculty, Bush Educators Program, April, 1999.  Keynote, October, 2000, Minneapolis Business Convention.