Advisory Board

Stacey Childress

Stacey Childress

CEO, NewSchools Venture Fund
Stacey Childress leads NewSchools Venture Fund, a national venture philanthropy. NewSchools finds, funds, and supports teams of educators and entrepreneurs who... Read more about Stacey Childress
David Coleman

David Coleman

CEO, The College Board
David Coleman became the ninth president of the College Board – the nonprofit education membership organization – in October 2012. Prior joining the College... Read more about David Coleman
Chris Gabrieli

Chris Gabrieli

CEO and Co-Founder, Empower Schools
Chairman, Massachusetts Board of Higher Education
Co-Founder, Transforming Education
Chris Gabrieli is the CEO of Empower Schools, Chairman of the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education, and a lecturer at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education... Read more about Chris Gabrieli
JoAnn Gama

JoAnn Gama

Co-Founder, President, & Superintendent, IDEA Public Schools
JoAnn Gama was born and raised in the north side of Houston. After graduating from Sam Houston High School in 1993, JoAnn attended Boston University on a full... Read more about JoAnn Gama
Peter Gorman

Dr. Peter Gorman

Former Superintendent, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
President and CEO, Peter Gorman Leadership Associates, LLC
Dr. Peter Gorman brings more than 30 years of experience in education to his role as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Peter Gorman Leadership... Read more about Peter Gorman
Aimee Guidera

Aimee Rogstad Guidera

President, Guidera Strategy
Founder, Former President & CEO, Data Quality Campaign
Aimee Rogstad Guidera is the former President and CEO of the Data Quality Campaign (DQC), a national, nonprofit organization leading the effort to empower... Read more about Aimee Rogstad Guidera
Aleesia Johnson

Aleesia Johnson

Superintendent, Indiananapolis Public Schools

Aleesia Johnson has been an educator for 17 years. She was named superintendent of Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS) in June 2019 and is the first African... Read more about Aleesia Johnson
John King

Dr. John B. King, Jr.

President and CEO, The Education Trust
Former U.S. Secretary of Education
John B. King Jr. is the president and CEO of The Education Trust, a national nonprofit organization that seeks to identify and close educational opportunity... Read more about John B. King, Jr.
Patricia Levesque

Patricia Levesque

CEO, Foundation for Excellence in Education

Patricia Levesque is the CEO of the Foundation for Excellence in Education (ExcelinEd), a leading education policy organization founded by former Florida... Read more about Patricia Levesque
Jim Manzi

Jim Manzi

Founder and Managing Partner,
Jim is founder and managing partner of, an artificial intelligence technology studio. He was founder, CEO and Chairman of Applied Predictive... Read more about Jim Manzi
Doug Staiger

Dr. Doug Staiger

John French Professor in Economics, Dartmouth College
Dr. Douglas Staiger is the John Sloan Dickey Third Century Professor in the Social Sciences at Dartmouth College. Before joining Dartmouth in 1998, he was a... Read more about Doug Staiger
John White

John White

Chairman, Chiefs for Change
Former Louisiana State Superintendent of Education
John White was named Louisiana State Superintendent of Education in January of 2012. That year he launched Louisiana Believes, the state’s plan to ensure every... Read more about John White