Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think. - Albert Einstein
Jeffrey Platenberg is entering his 31st year in public education operations. Prior to his current position, Platenberg was the assistant superintendent for support services with Loudoun County Public Schools, assistant superintendent for accountability and information communication technologies for Lexington County School District One in Lexington, S.C., and deputy superintendent of support services for Savannah-Chatham County (Ga.) Public Schools. Platenberg has also provided services to the U.S. Department of State, Office of Overseas Schools. He earned an academic certification in educational facility planning from San Diego State University, a master's of human resource development from Webster University, and a bachelor of public administration from George Mason University. He has been a presenter at state, national, and international conferences, and has also presented at TED Talks.
Platenberg is a licensed general contractor, certified educational facility planner by the Council of Educational Facility Planners International, registered school business official by the Virginia Association of School Business Officials, and registered school business administrator by the Association of School Business Officials International. He has been the recipient of Outstanding Performance Awards from the Richland County School District One Chairman and Fairfax County Public Schools. Platenberg was also selected as the 2012 Association of School Business Officials International Eagle award recipient, the 2013 Education Week Leader to Learn From, and the 2015 Bammy Award Recipient for 'What is Right in Education.”
He was a fellow in the Institute for Educational Leadership, (IEL) Education Policy Fellowship and completed the School Leader Executive Institute, Center for Creative Leadership program. Platenberg served on the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments Climate, Energy, and Environment Policy Committee (CEEPC), and currently serves on the Fairfax County Economic Advisory Commission, the Successful Children and Youth Policy Team (SCYPT), and the Fairfax County Revitalization Committee Building Repositioning work group.