Board of Directors

Jay Altman
FirstLine Schools, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Doug Borchard
New Profit, Managing Partner, Chief Operating Officer

Michelle Boyers
Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation, Director of Education

Sheila Brown
Strategic Leadership Partners in Education, Managing Partner

Elisa Villanueva Beard
Teach For America, Chief Executive Officer

Jonas Chartock
Chartock Strategies LLC, Founder

Kara Helander
The Science of Diversity & Inclusion Initiative, Co-Founder and Helander Consulting, Principal

Stuart Kaplan (Chair) 
Google, Director

Pamela Puryear
Pfizer, Inc., Senior Vice President and Chief Talent Officer

Sarah Usdin
New Schools for New Orleans, Founder and Chief Executive Officer Emeritus


Program Advisory Board

Jay Altman
FirstLine Schools, Co-Founder and CEO

Mary Ashton
M.E. Ashton & Associates, President

Andrea Berkeley
Teaching Leaders UK, Director of Development

Jacob Bryant
McKinsey & Company, Consultant

Joseph Doctor
National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, Vice President, Strategy and Policy

Sarah Figueroa
Camino Nuevo Charter Academy, Senior Vice President of Organizational Management

April Goble
KIPP Chicago, Executive Director

Melissa Kim
New Schools Venture Fund, Director of Instructional Practice

Brent Maddin
RELAY Graduate School of Education, Provost

Benjamin Marcovitz
Collegiate Academies, CEO

Adam Meinig
KIPP New Orleans, Director of Leadership Development

Katherine Merseth
Harvard Graduate School of Education, Faculty Director, Teacher Education Program

Pablo Sierra
Pritzker College Preparatory School, Founding Principal

Dyan Smiley
American Federation of Teachers, Assistant Director of Educational Issues

Shannon Wheatley
Teach for America, Vice President, Alumni Teacher Leadership