Margaret Fortune is the President and CEO of Fortune School of Education. Under Fortune's leadership, the organization launched a network of public charter schools located in Sacramento and San Bernardino counties focused on closing the African American achievement gap, preparing scholars for college starting in Kindergarten. Fortune also operates a graduate school of education, credentialing teachers and school administrators with a focus on charter school leadership.
A graduate of UC Berkeley and Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government, Margaret Fortune served as an education advisor to two California Governors. Fortune currently serves as a Trustee of the California State University and is a Member of the Board of Directors for the California Charter Schools Association. Fortune is also a Pahara-Aspen Fellow.
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