Director of Education, Senior Executive and member of Foundation Leadership Team in the world’s largest philanthropy - Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Portland Public Schools, Superintend, Designed and lead an ambitious set of reforms dedicated to achieving better results for the district's nearly 50,000 students. Secretary of Education/ Chief State School Officer at Pennsylvania State Dept of Education - Served as a member of Governor Ed Rendell’s cabinet as leader of Pennsylvania’s public education system – early learning, K-12 (1.8 M students), community colleges and state universities – and the state’s library system. Developed an aggressive, innovative agenda that among resulted in: enacting enabling legislation and investing substantial new dollars in Accountability Block Grants to Pennsylvania’s 501 school districts to implement practices proven to boost student achievement. Superintend of Schools of Lancaster. Executive Director Partnership for Reform Greater Philadelphia,
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