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Eric Mahmoud is the President/CEO/Founder at Seed Academy & Harvest Preparatory School & a charter school leader & expert. Eric Mahmoud has more than 20 years of hands-on experience in educational administration. His commitment to academic excellence is reflected in his passionate pursuit of policies and programs that support teachers, empower parents, and inspire students. He believes, fundamentally, that all children deserve, and must receive, a high-quality education.

Eric Mahmoud and his schools featured in new CNN Black in America documentary airing August 30th, 2013 on success that Eric’s schools has demonstrated in educating Black boys.

Best Academy: 2013 MinnCAN ranks Best Academy #1 middle school in Minnesota for second year in a row!!

Best Academy: MinnCAN ranks Best Academy #1 middle school in Minnesota for Black students.

Best Academy: MinnCAN ranks Best Academy #2 elementary school in Minnesota for Black students.

Best Academy: MinnCAN ranks Best Academy #3 elementary school in Minnesota for English Language Learners.

Best Academy: 2013 COSEBOC National School Award Recipient for being one of the top 5 schools in the nation educating boys of color.

Harvest Preparatory School: 2012 and 2011 Ranked number 1 Beating the Odds School in the state of Minnesota for its performance in reading and math.

Best Academy: 2012 Ranked number 1 in the state for Multiple Measurement Rating (MMR) for schools serving more then 80% free and reduced lunch students.

Best Academy: 2013 Ranked number 1 in state by MinnCAN for educating Black Middle School Students.

Harvest Prep and Best Academy: 2012 Minnesota Business Partnership’s Minnesota Futures Award winners for Top
Gap Closing Schools in the state of Minnesota.