Our next spotlight …. PETER LOPATIN!
- What is your educational background? If you’re still in school, what grade/level are you at? I graduated from Princeton High School, George Washington University (BA) and Boston University (MBA)
- If you are already employed, what do you do? I have worked in healthcare most of my professional career – often in strategic planning, business development, and operations. I am currently a Product Manager with CountyCare healthplan.
- Do you have any favorite teachers? If so, why were they your favorite? Bill Trego – HS Choir teacher and all around mensch. He was a wonderful combination of extremely high standards and a deep appreciation of laughter. Mrs. Farley – my fourth grade teacher who inspired my love of history
- What subject in school was your LEAST favorite and why? Probably math, which is odd because I work with data all the time in my professional life. I think the disconnect was that in school it was not taught with a sense of relevance, but in my day-to-day work, I apply it and use the numbers to help tell stories about how we can get better at what we do.
Peter comes from a family that has always honored and respected education. His mother was a Reading Specialist in inner city Trenton, NJ and his father a pharmacist. Peter works in Health Care as a project manager and considers himself a “life long learner.” He is an advocate for every student having equal opportunities and serves on the boards of Kaneland School District #302 and Kaneland Arts Initiative. He has been seen as an actor in all 6 summer productions of KAI. He credits his family for teaching him the most.
Peter will be reading his speech, A GOOD Education, on Sunday, October 18th at 3pm.