Centric Learning

At Centric Learning, we constantly ask ourselves, “How will this help our students?” We’ve spent over a decade developing really engaging curriculum and intuitive teaching tools to enhance learning. Our HERO Learning System was designed to bring out the hero in students and teachers.  We work with a growing global network of private, public and charter school partners who are excited to work with us to impact student outcomes.

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About Beth Baker

Beth is the founder and co-CEO of Centric Learning.  Beth is a nationally recognized expert in education reform, and her work has focused on creating engaging learning environments for students.  Prior to Centric Learning, Beth worked as a reform consultant for the Wayne RESA, which serves 34 school districts and 250,000 students. In 2009, she and Glen Taylor co-founded the WAY Program: Widening Advancements for Youth, a non-profit dedicated to creating personalized learning experiences to impact student performance. Beth was recently recognized for her educational achievements in 2019 as a Notable Woman in Educational Leadership by Crain’s Detroit Business.  In accepting the award, Beth shared, “My life’s goal in education has been to bring the hero out in students and teachers.” Beth has a (B.A.S) degree from University of Detroit Mercy, a (M.S.) degree from Central Michigan University, and an (Ed.S) degree from Wayne State University.

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Glen Taylor

About Glen Taylor

Glen is the founder and co-CEO of Centric Learning.  Glen has been recognized nationally and internationally for his innovative work in education.  He is a member of the Consensus for Change Think Tank, which is comprised of educational, legislative and business leaders across Michigan.  In 2019, Glen received the Upton Sinclair Award for his contributions to education. When Glen saw traditional school districts kicking students out in underserved community, Glen developed different approaches to enhance educational opportunities, giving them hope and a way forward. In 2009, he and Beth Baker founded WAY Program – Widening Advancements for Youth, a personalized learning experience for students seeking alternatives to traditional school. Prior to founding WAY Program, Glen served as a teacher, principal, athletic director and Executive Director of Innovation both in the U.S. and in overseas schools. Glen has a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree from Sienna Heights University, a Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree from Framingham State University, and an Education Specialist (Ed.S.) degree from Wayne State University.