Purple America is a national initiative of Values-in-Action Foundation to re-focus the American conversation to a civil, productive and respectful dialogue around our American shared values.
Values-in-Action Foundation empowers students and adults to build communities of kindness, caring and respect through programs that teach, promote, and provide skills and tools to enable individuals to make positive values-based decisions every day. To learn more about Project Love, our school-based, character-development initiative of Values-in-Action Foundation, visit www.viafdn.org
An educator for more than 40 years, Roger served as principal at Theodore Roosevelt High School, recognized in the “Best High Schools” issue of U.S. News & World Report as one of the best high schools in the United States. He also taught social studies and was an assistant principal at Aurora High School and principal at Rootstown High School. He graduated from the University of Akron with a Bachelor’s Degree, and holds an educational specialist degree in K-12 leadership and a Master’s Degree in education from Kent State University.
Vice Chair, Purple America, Retired High School Principal - Kent, Ohio