Peter Waldschmidt

Software Engineer/Entrepreneur

Brief Bio:

In 1997 a partner and I founded TetraData Corp. to create software to help school districts improve education outcomes using insights mined from district data. TetraData grew to serve many districts and states across the U.S. until it was acquired by Follett in 2006. Subsequently, I was involved in the creation of NEXT, a Greenville organization dedicated to supporting high-growth entrepreneurship and I've founded several software companies since then. My passion is using computers and software technology to make the world a better place.

Connection to the NEXT School:

Parent of a NHS Student and Founding Planning Committee Member

What makes you excited about "Impact-Based Learning"?

Learning is most effective when it is coupled with achieving a real-world goal that we're passionate about.

Have you previously served on the NEXT School Board or Planning Committee?

Yes, since the founding.

Qualifications and reasons for serving on the NEXT School board:

I believe that solid education options are key to improving the growth of high-impact businesses here in Greenville and, more broadly, South Carolina. Business growth means more jobs and more opportunity for everyone. Greenville needs NEXT High School and I want to see it succeed.

Finally...What is your "coffee shop" order?

Tall black coffee with nutmeg and cinnamon