John S. Gomperts

Charlie Bean and the Role of Everyday Champions

Charlie Bean is known around the St. Louis Public Schools system as “The Tracker.” He is soft-spoken, but his job is hard: He seeks out students who leave high school before graduating, coaxes them back to school, and supports their journey to graduation. Each year since 2009, Bean connects with about 1,000 out-of-school students and… Read more »