Trish McCarty, business strategist, education expert and best-selling author of the new business book “Transform” co-authored with Brian Tracy, was fed up with our education system and decided to do something about it. In 1999 she began to bring top educators, scientists, success coaches and thought leaders together to formulate plans to redesign K-12 schools and how and what children need to learn.
As a result of the tragedies of 9/11/01 and fearing “As long as one person on the planet is poorly educated, all of the rest of us are at risk.” In 2002, she left her career in banking and technology, cashed out her life savings and opened StarShine Academy International School, a charity, charter school for underprivileged children.
She believes every student, given the tools, can learn to be successful and give back to make the world better. The school has been recognized internationally as well as by the United Nations and holds the highest accreditation.