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Michael B. Allen
Principal, Allen Education, LLC, District of Columbia
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Julian L. Alssid
Executive Director, Workforce Strategy Center, New York
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Rosita Apodaca
Fellow, Institute for Learning, Texas
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Neema Avashia
Teacher, John W. McCormack Middle School, Massachusetts
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Tony Berkley
Evaluation Manager, W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Michigan


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Hank M. Bounds
Superintendent of Education, Mississippi State Department of Education, Mississippi; ECS Commissioner
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Margarita Calderón
Research Scientist, Johns Hopkins Center for Research and Reform in Education, New York
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Kathy Christie
Vice President, Knowledge Management and ECS Clearinghouse, Education Commission of the States, Colorado


 

Charles Coble
Partner, The Third Mile Group, North Carolina
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Charles L. Cotrell Ph.D.
President, St. Mary's University, Texas
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Christopher T. Cross
Chairman, Cross and Joftus, LLC, Maryland
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Jack Dalrymple
Lieutenant Governor & President of the Senate, North Dakota
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Harriet Dichter
Deputy Secretary, Office of Child Development and Early Learning, Pennsylvania Departments of Education and Public Welfare, Pennsylvania


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Nicholas Donohue
President & CEO, Nellie Mae Education Foundation, Massachusetts
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Chrys Dougherty
Director of Research, National Center for Educational Accountability, Texas
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Jennifer Dounay
Senior Policy Analyst, Education Commission of the States, Colorado


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Tim Earnest
Senior Vice President & Director, Simon Management Group & Simon Property Group, Simon Youth Foundation, Indiana
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John Q. Easton
Executive Director, Consortium on Chicago School Research University of Chicago, Illinois
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Lori M. Fey
Senior Program Officer, Michael and Susan Dell Foundation, Texas
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John Fitzpatrick
Executive Director, Texas High School Project, Communities Foundation of Texas, Texas


 

Jennifer Frish
Kindergarten Teacher, Chicago Public Schools, Illinois
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Andres Garcia
KIPP Alumni Association, Texas
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Matt Gianneschi
Senior Policy Analyst, Office of the Governor, State of Colorado, Colorado
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Howard Gobstein
Vice President, Research and Science Policy, National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges, District of Columbia


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Milton Goldberg
Milt Goldberg Consulting, Virginia
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Liam S. Goldrick
Director of Policy, New Teacher Center at UCSC, Wisconsin
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Michael Griffith
Policy Analyst, Education Commission of the States, Colorado


 

Janice M. Gruendel
Governor's Senior Policy Advisor, Children and Youth Co-Chair Early Childhood Education Cabinet, Office of Govenor M. Jodi Rell, Connecticut
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Frederick M. Hess
Director of Education Policy Studies, American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, District of Columbia


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Scott Hochberg
Representative, Texas
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Doug Johnson
Executive Director, North Dakota Council of Educational Leaders, North Dakota; ECS Commissioner
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Sharon Lynn Kagan
Marx Professor of Early Childhood and Family Policy, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York
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Kristie Kauerz
Early Childhood/P-3 Policy Director, Office of Lieutenant Governor Barbara O'Brien, Colorado
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Richard Kazis
Senior Vice President, Jobs For The Future, Massachusetts
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RaeAnn G. Kelsch
Chair, House Education Committee, North Dakota; member, ECS Steering Committee, ECS Commissioner, ECS Executive Committee and ECS Nominating Committee
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Michael W. Kirst
Emeritus Professor for Education and Business Administration, Stanford University, California


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William E. Kirwan
Chancellor, University System of Maryland, Maryland
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Warren Larson
Superintendent, Williston Public School District #1, North Dakota; ECS Commissioner
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John B. Lee
President, JBL Associates, Inc., Maryland
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Eva Lester
Early Childhood Policy Advisor, Division of School Readiness, Office of Governor Janet Napolitano, Arizona
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Arthur Levine
President, The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, New Jersey
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Elizabeth Lodal
Former Principal, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, Virginia; ECS Commissioner
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Peter McPherson
President, National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges, District of Columbia
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Sandy Miller
Director, Office of Early Childhood Education, Ohio Department of Education, Ohio
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Valerie Otero
Assistant Professor of Science Education, University of Colorado at Boulder, Colorado
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Raymund A. Paredes
Commissioner of Higher Education, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Texas; ECS Commissioner
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Vicki L. Phillips
Director, Education Division, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Washington
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Lawrence O. Picus
Lawrence O. Picus and Associates, LLC, California
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Al Quie
Former Governor, Minnesota
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Terese Rainwater
Program Director, State Scholars Initiative, WICHE - Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, Colorado
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Mary Ann Rankin
Dean, College of Natural Sciences, University of Texas at Austin, Texas
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Sarah E. Redfield
Professor of Law, Education Law Institute, Franklin Pierce Law Center, Maine; member, ECS Steering Committee and ECS Commissioner
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Travis Reindl
Program Director, Jobs for the Future, Massachusetts
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Paul Reville
Chairperson, Massachusetts State Board of Education, Massachusetts
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Roy Romer
Chair, Strong American Schools, District of Columbia


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Norman Sakamoto
Majority Whip & Chairman, Senate Education Committee, Hawaii; member, ECS Steering Committee, ECS Commissioner, ECS Executive Committee and ECS National Forum Committee
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Roger Sampson
President, Education Commission of the States, Colorado; member, ECS Executive Committee


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Andreas Schleicher
Directorate for Education, Indicators and Analysis Division, OECD, France
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Robert Scott
Commissioner of Education, Texas Education Agency, Texas; member, ECS Steering Committee and ECS Commissioner
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Kathleen Sebelius
Governor, Kansas; member, ECS Steering Committee, ECS Commissioner, ECS Chairman and ECS Executive Committee
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Paul W. Sechrist
President, Oklahoma City Community College, Oklahoma
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Florence Shapiro
Chair, Senate Education Committee, Texas; ECS Commissioner
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Charity Smith
Assistant Director of Accountability, Arkansas Department of Education, Arkansas
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Jesse Solomon
Director, Boston Teacher Residency, Massachusetts
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Karen Soule
Superintendent, Somersworth SAU Office, New Hampshire
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Margaret Spellings
Secretary of Education, U. S. Department of Education, District of Columbia
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Claire Sylvan
Executive Director and Founder, Internationals Network for Public Schools, New York
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Robin R. Taylor
Associate Secretary of Education, Assessment and Accountability, Delaware Department of Education, Delaware
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Daniel Thatcher
Research Analyst II, National Conference of State Legislatures, Colorado
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Amy Treadwell
Induction Coach, Chicago Public Schools, Illinois
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Lisa Vahey
Director, Chicago New Teacher Center, California
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Sharon Vaughn
Executive Director, Meadows Center for Preventing Educational Risk, University of Texas at Austin, Texas


 

Thomas Layne Waxley
TEEM Project Manager, State Center for Early Childhood Development, University of Texas-CIRCLE, Texas


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Robert Wells
Project Director, New Hampshire Department of Education, New Hampshire
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Gary Whiteley
Program Director, Alaska Administration Coaching Project, Alaska
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Ron Williams
Vice President for Community College Initiatives, College Board,


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Phil Wilson
Secretary of State, Texas
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John L. Winn
Program Director, National Math & Science Initiative, Texas
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Ron Wolk
Chairman, Big Picture Company Editorial Projects in Education, Rhode Island



 
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