Dr.Nihat Guvercin

Founder & CEO, iLearn Schools Inc.



Dr. Nihat Guvercin's Journey to Inspire & Innovate

about me

Experienced, dedicated, and visionary educator and administrator with a Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership, focused on implementing technology-integration ideas and techniques into K-12 education. Offers strong qualifications in staff management, strategic planning, curriculum development, and administrative support. Recognized for professional excellence through multiple awards, honors, and achievements.

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Saint Elizabeth University, Morristown, NJ

Degree: Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership

Graduated May 2022

Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX

Degree: Master of Education in Administration

Graduated May 2007

METU, Department of Physics, Ankara, TURKEY

Degree: Bachelor of Science

Graduated June 1995


Founder & CEO, iLearn Schools Inc.

2008 – Present

  • Provide leadership to iLearn Schools Inc. (www.ilearnschools.org), a network of K-12 charter schools.
  • Manage staff, develop strategic plans, oversee curriculum development, and ensure the integration of technology into instruction.

Campus Principal, Harmony Science Academy – Dallas, TX

2004 – 2008

  • Provided leadership to an urban charter school with an enrollment of 700 students and a staff of 121.
  • Developed and implemented strategic plans, curriculum, and instructional methodologies.
  • Integrated technology into instruction, ensuring a high-quality education experience for students


  • School Choice Leadership Award, January 2019
  • The Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) the Pro Patria Award, February 5th, 2016
  • The Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) the Patriot Award, March 27th, 2015
  • Division for School Effectiveness and Choice Office of Governance and Leadership Development Certificate of Appreciation (In appreciation for outstanding presentation during the Third Annual Summer Leadership Conference, July, 2011)
  • Charter School Administrator of the Year 2010, NJCSA


  • US Senate Youth Program Selection Panel, November 2014 - Present
  • NJ Department of Education Focus Group, May 18th, 2016
  • Bergen County’s Workforce Development Board Member, August 2019 – Present


  • New Jersey Charter School Association (NJCSA) Annual Conference (Multiple Years)
  • Presenter and panelist on various topics, including technology integration, assessment data, school facilities, community engagement, and more.


  • Harvard Graduate School of Education Leadership Institute for Superintendents and District Leaders Program.
  • Harvard Summer Institute on College Admissions.


  • New Jersey Charter School Association (NJCSA)
  • New York Charter School Association (NYCSA)
  • National Association for Middle-Level Education (NAMLE)