Mary Anne Schmitt-Carey

Say Yes to Education - Pres

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Mary Anne Schmitt-Carey is President of Say Yes to Education. Say Yes is a national nonprofit that galvanizes communities by partnering with them to help give every public high school graduate access to a college or other post-secondary scholarship. Say Yes also works with communities to set milestones along the pathway to post-secondary readiness, and to organize and deliver supports and services intended to eliminate predictable barriers to achievement, particularly for students from low-income backgrounds.

For six years Schmitt-Carey was President and Chief Executive Officer of New American Schools, which merged with American Institutes for Research, helping that nonprofit grow from a pilot to the model for Comprehensive School Reform, a national school improvement program.

She earned her master’s from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and graduated magna cum laude from SUNY Albany with a bachelor’s in political science and English.


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