Stephen Dyer

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About me

Gender Male
Industry Non-Profit
Occupation Education Policy Fellow
Location Green, Ohio, United States
Introduction I am currently the Education Policy Fellow at Innovation Ohio. I also practice law in the Akron, Ohio area. Prior to this, I was the State Rep. for the area and was the Chief Legislative Architect for Ohio's Evidence Based Model of school funding, among other things. It won a national award for being the country's most "bold, courageous, non-partisan" education reform of 2009. Prior to that, I was a reporter with the Akron Beacon Journal and won several statewide awards, as well as a Pulitzer Prize nomination in 2003. The opinions I express here are mine, not Innovation Ohio's. Oh, and my wife, Melissa and I have developed an obsession for Hallmark Christmas movies. Don't ask.
Interests My family, Education Policy, Law, Opera, all things Star Wars and Lord of the Rings, Politics
Favorite Movies Star Wars (even the prequels), Lord of the Rings, most of Woody Allen, the line of Apatow-like comedies beginning with Old School, Young Frankenstein, anything by Kubrick
Favorite Music Wagner, Mahler, Mozart, Beethoven, Ben Heppner, Maria Callas, Jose Van Dam, Ezio Pinza, Eminem, The Police, Lady Gaga
Favorite Books Medieval Literature, Lord of the Rings, Robert B. Parker's Spenser novels, the Tempest, Tennessee Williams, Douglas Adams, fin de siecle Histories