Tyrone Mowatt

Tyrone Mowatt, an entrepreneur and education reform advocate, started his 40 plus year career developing econometric analytic models for Fortune 100 companies in the 80s at Standard and Poor’s DRI . Later working for a subsidiary of JP Morgan Chase he went on to design, develop and introduce financial analysis and modeling tools used by Wall Street portfolio managers. Following technology trends at the time, Mowatt joined the AI movement in the 90s building AI financial planning systems for insurance companies. After shifting to the design of corporate training technologies, he was awarded a patent as inventor and manager of a globally recognized computer based training product line, SkillBuilder , used by US and European corporate IT departments tasked with re-skilling their workforce.

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As entrepreneur, Tyrone launched a private/public social venture demonstrating a viable model of a private/public ventures to create foreign exchange for countries in the Caribbean, recruiting, training and employing more than 50 local community college graduates, developing digital online courses for software from Microsoft, Oracle and others. He went on to launch a biotech start-up co-located in Seattle and Moscow employing more than 75 scientists researching the genomics of aging.

As business strategist, he has advised companies such as Ticketmaster, Wallace Foundation, Quaker Oats, Coca Cola, Department of Defense and TJX while working with their CMOs and senior executive teams on the use of analytics to drive growth.

He is currently an advisor to state education leaders, district superintendents and school leaders taking on the challenges of school turnaround, transformation and replication. He is currently focused on expanding educational opportunities for lower income public school students; launching initiatives for workforce development and training; and developing mentoring initiatives for advanced teens while also lowering the high school drop out rate. He remains a well known advocate for advanced students and promotes programs that provides real-world job experiences for high school teens.  Mowatt launched an innovative program focused on math growth in New Orleans’ K – 8 schools which has now expanded to Massachusetts and is bringing sophisticated data analysis and statistical techniques to the real world challenges of several schools in turnaround or transformation. The results of which have delivered student academic growth upwards of 21% in math scores in less than 1 year.

Tyrone was awarded his MBA from Columbia University and BS in Marketing and Computer Science from The City University of New York and has done post graduate work in Law at the Massachusetts School of Law and in Media and Communications at Emerson College in Boston. Before starting his college career he attended and graduated early from the Bronx High School of Science, an experience that inspires much of his work with gifted students of color. Mowatt is a first generation Jamaican American, native New Yorker and currently resides in Massachusetts.

Mowatt is an avid photographer, writer and innovator building new tools, services and content to improve the learning  and lives of K-12 students.

In 2012, while working with Harvard team members from the Bill and Melinda Gates Measures of Effective Teaching Initiative, Mowatt led the development of the platform used to collect, analyze and report on public school student perceptions of classroom instruction. As the platform visionary and development manager, he led the team that analyzed more than 400,000 public school student’s  surveys, analyzing and reporting results to more than 15,000 teachers in states across the US.

Tyrone also served as Chair of the Gifted and Talented Advisory Education Council for the Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education and continues to be a member today  advocating for the Commonwealth’s advanced achievers and beyond grade level learners. Tyrone was also actively engaged in the transformation and turnaround of the Lowell Community Charter Public School (LCCPS), where he served as Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees, Chair of the Governance Committee, Chair of the Academic Achievement Committee and member of the Strategic Planning and Development Committees. LCCPS received commendation from the Massachusetts Commissioner of Education and has been recognized as a “profound turnaround” of a failing school within 3 years after nearly being shuttered for poor academic performance by the State.

Mowatt most recently served as the Executive-In-Residence for the Benjamin Banneker Charter Public School where from 2017 to the present he has deployed numerous pilot projects including a Math Challenge which contributed to Banneker’s standing and recognition as a National Blue Ribbon School in 2023.