Dr. Art McCoy--a celebrated educator, equity advocate, speaker, consultant, and more--founded SAGES in 2006 to successfully "Sever the Achievement Gap in the Education of Students & Sever Attainment Gaps Existing in Society."
He inspires initiatives in (1) workforce development, (2) mental health and wellness, (3) DIE (diversity/inclusion/equity because organizations die without having this as a focus) as well as courageous conversations, (4) education, PD/training, leadership coaching, (5) advocacy, and beyond. To date, Dr. McCoy has enlightened, empowered and engaged over 1 million students, 2500 schools, colleges, companies and other organizations, worldwide.
Art McCoy, Ph.D., is a trailblazer, renowned educator, entrepreneur, and leader passionately empowering people. He has served as an education leader and superintendent of schools in suburban and urban schools and districts ranging from 3,000 to 23,000 students.
As a workforce development expert, Dr. McCoy was a Breaking the Monopoly of Mediocrity Event Panelist for the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry and U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institute for a Competitive Workforce partnership in February 2013 for a Competitive Workforce in Jefferson City to discuss critical education reform issues. Dr. McCoy is the STL.works Initiative Lead Educator, Key Spokesperson, and Emcee on August 6, 2019, in support of this major effort of the St. Louis Regional Business Council as a regional response to the growing workforce crisis.
Dr. McCoy led regional workforce development efforts with the Regional Business Council, as well as in Jennings School District, creating STEAM College and Career Prep Academies:
Dr. McCoy has served as a(n):
From 2007 to 2021, Dr. McCoy raised more than $20 million from grants, corporate and individual donors to sustain and increase innovative initiatives for students.
Dr. McCoy served as an adviser on the following state-level committees:
Dr. McCoy has served on over 30 boards and councils including: