March 16, 2015

Banyan Strategics, based in Cornelius, North Carolina is a support services organization for charter and independent schools.

Banyan Strategics provides and models best practices of Servant Leadership through proven Gallup and Covey based leadership development for its K-12 client schools. As a Support Services Organization to K-12 chartered and independent schools, Banyan Strategics provides comprehensive leadership and organizational development, planning, start-up, financial, organizational, technology, and facility services that compliment the academic focus of charter and independent school leadership teams and their boards.

Banyan Strategics, through its core partners, have been serving charter and independent schools since 1996. Rick Walker, as one of the three primary individuals who conceptualized the founding of Lake Norman Charter School in 1996, served as Founding Chairman of Lake Norman Charter School from 1996 through 2000. Mr. Walker now leads Banyan Strategics in a mentor role within the Banyan Strategics family.

Banyan Strategics wishes ongoing success for the Thunderbird Preparatory Academy students, parents, teachers and the overall school in their continuing application of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. Our heartfelt journey with them over the past four years in making Thunderbird a tremendous reality has brought us lifetime friends within our Crescendo community. Life is Best Lived in Community Crescendo.

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J Richard Walker
Managing Member