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Clifford Adelman
senior associate, The Institute for Higher Education Policy, District of Columbia
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Jeremy Anderson
director of government affairs, Office of the Governor, State of Kansas


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Josh Anderson
2007 Kansas Teacher of the Year, Olathe Northwest High School, Kansas


 

Douglas Berg
fiscal analyst, Minnesota House of Representatives


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Lyla B. Berg
vice-chair, House Education Committee, Hawaii House of Representatives
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Cheryl D. Blanco
vice president for lifelong learning policy and research, Council for Adult and Experiential Learning, Illinois
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Hank M. Bounds
superintendent of education, Mississippi Department of Education; ECS commissioner
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Dana K. Boyd
lead teacher, Dolphin Terrace Elementary School, Texas


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Rasheed Brown
student, Josephine Dobbs Clement Early College High School, North Carolina
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Con Bunde
vice-chair, Finance Committee, Alaska State Senate; member, ECS Steering and Finance Committees
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Rodger W. Bybee
executive director, Biological Sciences Curriculum Study, Colorado
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Gaston Caperton
president, The College Board, New York
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Donald L. Carcieri
governor, Rhode Island; ECS commissioner
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Dennis W. Cheek
vice president of education, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, Missouri
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Douglas D. Christensen
commissioner of education, Nebraska Department of Education; member, ECS Steering and National Forum Committees
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Roderick G.W. Chu
interim president, Education Commission of the States, Ohio
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Jay Cole
education policy advisor, Office of Governor Joe Manchin III, West Virginia; member, ECS Steering and Nominating Committees
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Houston D. Davis
associate vice chancellor for academic affairs, Tennessee Board of Regents
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Harriet Dichter
deputy secretary, Office of Child Development and Early Learning, Pennsylvania Departments of Education and Public Welfare
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Daniel L. Duke
professor and research director, Partnership for Leaders in Education, University of Virginia
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Richard A. Duschl
professor, Graduate School of Education, Rutgers University, New Jersey
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Sam Evans
dean, College of Education and Behavioral Sciences, Western Kentucky University; ECS commissioner
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Michael Fernandez
vice president, Public Affairs, State Farm Insurance, Illinois
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Douglas Finley
student, Georgetown University, District of Columbia
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Todd D. Flaherty
deputy commissioner, Department of Elementary & Secondary Education, State of Rhode Island
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Veronica C. Garcia
secretary of education, New Mexico Public Education Department; ECS commissioner
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Jim Geringer
director, Public Sector Policy, Environmental Systems Research Institute; former governor, Wyoming
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Trey Grayson
secretary of state, Commonwealth of Kentucky
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Michael Griffith
policy analyst, Education Commission of the States, Colorado


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Betheny Gross
researcher, Center on Reinventing Public Education, University of Washington
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Aimee R. Guidera
director, Data Quality Campaign, Minnesota
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Eric Hirsch
New Teacher Center at UC-Santa Cruz, North Carolina


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Thomas Horgan
president & CEO, New Hampshire College and University Council; member, ECS Steering and National Forum Committees
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Molly A. Hunter
managing director, National Access Network, Teachers College, New York
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Julia Indalecio
TES specialist and entry year coordinator, Cincinnati Public Schools, Ohio
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Carolyn Jarmon
senior associate, National Center for Academic Transformation, Texas
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Lee Jenkins
president, LtoJ Consulting Group, Inc., Arizona
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Sharon Lynn Kagan
Marx professor of early childhood and family policy, Teachers College, Columbia University, Connecticut
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Tim Kaine
governor, Virginia; member, ECS Steering and Executive Committees
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Thomas J. Kane
professor of education and economics, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Massachusetts
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Kristie Kauerz
early childhood/P-3 policy director, Office of Lt. Governor Barbara O'Brien, Colorado
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Wes Keller
chief of staff, Senator Fred Dyson, Alaska Senate


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Patrick Kelly
senior associate, National Center for Higher Education Management Systems, Colorado
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Rae Ann Kelsch
chairman, house education committee, North Dakota; member, ECS Steering Committee, ECS commissioner, ECS Executive Committee and ECS Nominating Committee


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Jan S. Kettlewell
associate vice chancellor, Georgia P-16 Initiatives, University System of Georgia Board of Regents
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David Lawrence Jr.
president, Early Childhood Initiative Foundation, Florida
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Howard N. Lee
chairman, North Carolina State Board of Education; member, ECS Steering and Executive Committees
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L. Jay Lemons
president, Susquehanna University, Pennsylvania
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Charles Lenth
senior associate, State Higher Education Executive Officers, Colorado
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Dane Linn
director, Education Division, National Governors Association, District of Columbia
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Rob Lippincott
senior vice president, Education, Public Broadcasting Service, Virginia
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Elizabeth Lodal
former principal, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, Virginia; ECS commissioner
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Hans L'Orange
vice president for research and information resources; and director, SHEEO/NCES Network, State Higher Education Executive Officers, Colorado
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Lynn L. Lupold
high school redesign coordinator, Indiana Department of Education
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Charles McGrew
director of information and research, Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education
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Thomas C. Meredith
commissioner of higher education, Board of Trustees, Mississippi State Institutions of Higher Learning; ECS commissioner
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Glen Miller
manager, School Improvement and Instructional Support, Chesterfield County Public Schools, Virginia
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Justin Minkel
2007 arkansas teacher of the year, Jones Elementary School, Arkansas


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Lauren Morando Rhim
senior consultant, Public Impact, Maryland
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Michael T. Nettles
vice president, ETS Policy Studies and Research Center, Educational Testing Service, New Jersey
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Luther S. Olsen
senator, Wisconsin State Senate; ECS vice chair; member, ECS Steering and Executive Committees
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Laura E. Owens
secretary of the education cabinet, State of Kentucky; ECS commissioner
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Scott Palmer
partner, Holland and Knight, LLP, District of Columbia
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David Payne
associate vice president, Educational Testing Service, New Jersey
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Lawrence O. Picus
professor, Rossier School of Education, University of Southern California
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Ann Reale
Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care; ECS commissioner
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Edward G. Rendell
governor, Pennsylvania; ECS commissioner
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George Ann Rice
associate superintendent (retired), Clark County School District, Nevada
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Cortney Rowland
program associate, Teacher Quality, Learning Point Associates, Illinois
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Thomas Schultz
project director, Early Education Accountability, PEW Charitable Trusts, Pennsylvania
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Jewel D. Scott
executive director, Civic Council of Greater Kansas City, Missouri; member, ECS Steering Committee
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Kathleen Sebelius
governor, State of Kansas; ECS chair; member, ECS Steering and Executive Committees
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Jeanne Shaheen
director, Institute of Politics, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Massachusetts; former governor of New Hampshire
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Caroline Smith
policy associate, National Conference of State Legislatures, Colorado
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David P. Sokola
chairman, Senate Education Committee, Delaware; member, ECS Steering and Nominating Committees


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Nancy Taylor
policy officer, KnowledgeWorks Foundation, Ohio
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Gray Tollison
state senator, Mississippi
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Marc S. Tucker
president, National Center on Education and the Economy, District of Columbia
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Joel Vargas
senior project manager, Early College High School Initiative, Jobs for the Future, Massachusetts
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Bill O. Wagnon
chairman, Kansas State Board of Education; member, ECS Steering and Finance Committees
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Jack R. Warner
commissioner of higher education, Rhode Island Office of Higher Education
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Brenda Lilienthal Welburn
executive director, National Association of State Boards of Education, Virginia
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Carolyn White
director, Learn and Earn, North Carolina New Schools Project
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Wesley G. Williams II
director, Office of Educator Equity, Ohio Department of Education Center for the Teaching Profession
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Ethan Yazzie-Mintz
project director, High School Survey of Student Engagement, Center for Evaluation & Education Policy, Indiana University
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Susan Tave Zelman
superintendent of public instruction, Ohio Department of Education; ECS commissioner
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