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James A. Gash, associate dean for strategic planning and external relations and professor of law at the Pepperdine School of Law, has been named president of Pepperdine University.
Brad Strong, the long-time education director for Children Now in California, is now legislative director for California Assemblyman Robert Rivas.
Linda Darling-Hammond, a Stanford professor emeritus and founder of the Learning Policy Institute, has been named chair of the California State Board of Education.
Denise Forte, who a senior education fellow and director of public affairs for The Century Foundation, is now The Education Trust's senior vice president for government affairs and partnership engagement.
Heather Hiles, a former deputy director at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and technology entrepreneur, was named the first CEO and president of California’s online community college.
Jon Deane, who was director of education at Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, has been named CEO of Great Schools.
Steve Mancini, who has served as both the communications director for the Doris & Donald Fisher Fund and the public affairs director for the KIPP Foundation. is joining RALLY communications firm as a principal.
Scott Sargrad, an Obama-era Education Department official and a managing director at the Center for American Progress, will become the new vice president of K12 education policy for the center. Khalilah Harris, who was the first deputy director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans, will replace Sargard as managing director.
Caprice Young, who was president of the Education Growth Group, has become superintendent of the Learn4Life Network.
Robert W. Iuliano, a senior vice president and general counsel at Harvard, has been named president of Gettysburg College.
Natasha Ushomirsky, who has held several positions at The Education Trust for the past decade, has become the nonprofit's state director for Massachusetts.
Debra Britt, who has been communications director of CRPE, will become strategic communications manager for Edunomics Lab a Georgetown University center focused on school finance.
Pam Fine, a former newspaper editor who has served most recently as the John S. and James L. Knight Chair for News, Leadership, and Community, and a professor of journalism, at the University of Kansas, has been named editor of The Chronicle of Higher Education.
Mark Dixon, an education policy advisor to former Alabama Governor Bob Riley, has become executive director of A+ Education Partnership.
Bobby Griffith recently served as an instructor and teaching assistant for the University of Oklahoma, has been named executive director of Oklahoma Achieves.
Edward M. Lambert Jr., who was vice chancellor for government relations and public affairs at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, has been appointed executive director of the Massachusetts Business Alliance for Education.
Ryan Cantrell, a senior director at PIE Network, is now director of state strategy and political affairs at the American Federation for Children.
Kris Perry, an early childhood education advocate and president of Save the Children Action Network (SCAN), has been named deputy secretary of the California Health and Human Services Agency for Early Childhood Development.
David Soo, a senior policy adviser at the U.S. Education Department, will become chief of staff at Jobs for the Future.
Daphne Layton, who was senior associate dean for development and alumni relations at Harvard Graduate School of Education, will join Jobs for the Future as senior vice president.
Romy Drucker, co-founder and CEO of The 74, will step down from her daily role to become deputy director of the K-12 ed program at the Walton Family Foundation. Stephen Cockrell, who served as director of external impact for the KIPP Foundation, will replace her as CEO. Steve Snyder, The 74's editorial director, has been named editor-in-chief.
Carlos Muñiz, who has served as the U.S. Education Department's general counsel, has been appointed to the Florida Supreme Court.
Deb Delisle, who has served as executive director and CEO of ASCD and a former assistant secretary in the U.S. Education Department, will become president and chief executive officer of the Alliance for Excellent Education. She replaces the retiring Gov. Bob Wise.
Andrea Ramirez, who is executive director of the Center for Faith and Opportunity Initiatives at the U.S. Department of Education, has been named interim executive director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics.
Penny Schwinn, chief deputy commissioner of academics at the Texas Education Agency, has been named education commissioner for the state of Tennessee.
Sean P. "Jack" Buckley, who was senior vice president of research and evaluation at American Institutes for Research (AIR), has been named president and chief scientist of Imbellus, an assessment company focused on simulation-based learning.
Lande Ajose, executive director of California Competes, has been named senior policy advisor for higher education for California Gov. Gavin Newsom.
Nathan Barrett, who was associate director and senior research fellow at The Education Research Alliance for New Orleans, is now senior director of research and evaluation at the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools.
Saroja Warner, director of Teacher Workforce Initiatives at the Council of Chief State School Officers, will become senior state technical assistance director at WestEd.
Dan Currell, who was a managing director at AdvanceLaw, has been named deputy under secretary of the U.S. Education Department. His portfolio includes vocational and adult education, postsecondary education, college aid and financial reforms for the Pell Grant program.
Casey Sacks, who served as vice chancellor for the West Virginia Community and Technical College System, is now deputy assistant secretary in the U.S. Education Department Office of Career, Technical and Adult Education.
Anna Raymond Bartlett, who served as a deputy chief of staff in the U.S. House of Representatives, is now director of the Office of Legislation and Congressional Affairs for the U.S. Education Department.
Laurie VanderPloeg, who was director of special education at Kent Intermediate School District in Michigan, has been named director of the Office of Special Education Programs at the U.S. Education Department.
Daniela Garcia, who was a state representative in Michigan, will now serve as director of outreach for the U.S. Education Department Office of Communications and Outreach.
Aimee Viana, who was executive director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics, will be the principal deputy assistant secretary in the U.S. Education Department Office of Elementary and Secondary Education.
J. Alex Kelly, who was vice president of advocacy at the Foundation for Excellence in Education, will become the chief of staff at the Florida Department of Education.
Aaliyah Samuel, who was director of the education division at the National Governors Association, has become vice president of policy & advocacy at NWEA.
Callie Kozlak, who previously worked for UnidosUS and the U.S. Education Department, has been named associate superintendent for policy and government relations at the Arizona Department of Education.
U.S. Rep. Bobby Scott, D-Va., has been sworn in as the new chairman of the House Education and Labor Committee.
Carolyn Stanord Taylor, Wisconsin's assistant state superintendent of schools, will be be named to lead the state's Department of Public Instruction, making her Wisconsin's first black schools superintendent. She succeeds Tony Evers, who was elected governor.
Pender Makin, a former Maine principal of the year and Brunswick assistant superintendent, will become the state's next Department of Education commissioner.
Susana Cordova, who was deputy superintendent of Denver Public Schools, will become the school district's next superintendent. She replaces Tom Boasberg, who held the post for 10 years.
Jennifer Alexander, former CEO of ConnCan, has been named the next leader of the PIE Network.
Ben Wildavsky, a higher education expert who is a senior fellow and executive director of The College Board Policy Center, is joining Strada Education Network Leadership Team as senior vice president for national engagement.
Sawsan Morrar, a long-time freelance writer, has been named the schools accountability reporter for The Sacramento Bee.
Sandra Liu Huang, who oversees the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative's tech partnership with Summit Learning Program, will become CZI's new head of education, replacing Jim Shelton.
Richard Corcoran, an attorney who is Florida's House speaker, has been chosen by the state Board of Education to be Florida's next commissioner of education.
Samantha Musacchia Tankersley, a policy analyst at the National Governors Association, will become senior manager of policy and advocacy at NWEA in the new year.
Vicki Phillips, who previously worked as Pennsylvania Secretary of Education, Portland, Ore., schools superintendent and a director of education at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, will become chief education officer at the National Geographic Society, a newly created position.
Ramin Taheri, who works in D.C.'s Office of the Deputy Mayor for Education, will join Chiefs for Change as director of advocacy and policy.
David Mansouri, president of Tennessee's State Collaborative on Reforming Education (SCORE) for the past three years, will take over as both president and CEO in the new year. He replaces Jamie Woodson, who is stepping down as CEO to become the group's senior adviser.
Lewis Ferebee, superintendent of Indianapolis Public Schools, has been named the new chancellor of the District of Columbia Public Schools, pending a City Council vote. Amanda Alexander has been serving in the role in an interim basis since Antwan Wilson's resignation in February.
Caitlin Emma, a long-time education reporter at Politico, is changing beats and will now cover appropriations and the federal budget.
Kelly McManus, director of government affairs for The Education Trust, is joining the Laura and John Arnold Foundation as director of higher education policy and advocacy.
Paul Pastorek, the former Louisiana schools chief who helped lead the overhaul of New Orleans' schools after Hurricane Katrina, has a contract with Puerto Rico's Department of Education to lead the island schools' recovery.
Erin Richards, education reporter for Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, will become the national education reporter for USA Today.
Ahnna Smith, who served several months as the District of Columbia's interim deputy mayor for education, has been named executive director of D.C's Workforce Investment Council.
Terence Patterson, who headed the Downtown Memphis Commission, has been named chief executive officer of the Memphis Education Fund. He has held the role in an interim basis for the past few months.
Candice McQueen, Tennessee commissioner of education, will step down in January to become CEO of the National Institute for Excellence in Teaching.
Sara A. Sneed, director of education investments at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, has been named president and CEO of the NEA Foundation. She will succeed Harriet Sanford in March.
Marian Wright Edelman, long-time president of the Children's Defense Fund, will step down from her post to become president emerita. As the nonprofit organization searches for a new president, chief of staff Max Lesko will become national executive director.
Tabitha Grossman, who was national director for education policy and partnerships at the Hope Street Group, is now director of development and partnerships at the nonprofit National Center for Teacher Residencies.
Peter Rivera, a program and policy advisor for the Los Angeles Unified School District, has been named an education program officer at the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.
Josh Moody, who covered higher education at the News & Advance in Lynchburg, Va., is now an education reporter for U.S. News.
Lori Higgins, a long-time education reporter at the Detroit Free-Press, will be joining the staff of Chalkbeat Detroit.
Yolanda Watson Spiva, who most recently served as president and CEO of College Success Foundation, has been named president of Complete College America.
Nicole Taylor, a former top administrator with Arizona State University, Stanford University and the East Bay Community Foundation, has been named president and chief executive officer of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation.
Beverly Perdue, a former North Carolina governor, has been appointed to serve as chairwoman of the National Assessment Governing Board, which manages the National Assessment of Educational Progress.
Sarah Johnson, a program officer who has led the Exceptional Educators portfolio for the Overdeck Family Foundation, will become executive director of the nonprofit Teaching Lab.
Deirdre Latour, chief communications officer and senior adviser to the CEO of General Electric, will become the next chief corporate affairs officer at Pearson.
Patrick Corvington, who was a senior fellow for the Campaign for Grade Level Reading and served in President Obama’s administration as the CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service, has been named executive director of DC School Reform Now.
Nate Bailey, who has been acting assistant secretary of education for communications and outreach, has been promoted to chief of staff, replacing the departing Josh Venable.
Jocelyn Bissonnette, who was director of policy and advocacy for the National Association of Federally Impacted Schools, will become director of the Funders Census Initiative at the Funders' Committee for Civic Participation.
Lisa Hamilton, executive vice president and senior program officer at The Annie E. Casey Foundation, has been named president and CEO of the Baltimore-based foundation.
Robin Chait, who was director of policy, development and communications at Center City Public Charter Schools, is starting a new position as senior charter schools and school policy associate at WestEd.
Robin Butterfield, a writer with the Native American Parent Technical Assistance Center, is now president of the National Indian Education Association.
Elisha Smith Arrillaga and Carrie Hahnel are serving as interim co-executive directors of The Education Trust-West after Ryan Smith moved out of the position.
Michelle Lerner, who was deputy chief of communications for D.C. Public Schools, has now launched her own communications firm.
Myrna Castrejón, executive director for Great Public Schools Now, has been named the new president and CEO of the California Charter Schools Association. She replaces Jed Wallace.
Nancy Gutiérrez, chief strategy officer for the NYC Leadership Academy, has become its president and CEO, succeeding Irma Zardoya.
Brandon Busteed, who led Gallup's education work for the past seven years, has joined Kaplan in a new role overseeing the company's university partnerships.
Chauncy Lennon, a workforce expert who spent nearly five years as a managing director and head of workforce strategy at JPMorgan Chase & Co.. is joining the The Lumina Foundation in the newly created role of vice president for the future of learning and work.
Paul Kihn, an education consultant and former deputy superintendent of the School District of Philadelphia, will be the new deputy of mayor for education in Washington, D.C.
Talisa Dixon, who is currently superintendent of the Cleveland Heights-University Heights school district, will become superintendent of Columbus City Schools.
J. Gordon Wright, who directs digital media for Education Post, will temporarily take the helm as editor Peter Cunningham steps away to oversee communications for the campaign of Bill Daley for mayor of Chicago.
Yuanxia Ding, who was chief of staff to Education Department Undersecretary Ted Mitchell during the Obama administration, will serve as chief impact officer for Skills Fund, a private lender to nontraditional education programs.
Peter Shulman, who served as Deputy Commissioner at the New Jersey Department of Education, was recently named chief executive officer of Urban Teachers.
Brandy Fluker Oakley, a project director for The New Teacher Project, is now executive director for Educators for Excellence in Boston.
Matthew Randazzo, formerly the chief executive officer of the National Math and Science Initiative, is now president & CEO of The Dallas Foundation.
Jacob Mishook, director of assessment and accountability at Achieve, will become senior director for K-12 policy at The College Board.
Celine Coggins, founder and former CEO of Teach Plus, has been selected as the next executive director of Grantmakers for Education.
Ary Amerikaner, a former deputy assistant secretary in the U.S. Education Department, will become vice president for P-12 policy, research and practice at The Education Trust.
Margie Yeager, who was director of advocacy and policy at Chiefs for Change. is starting a new position as Partner, Advocacy at Education Forward DC.
Tisha Markette, former Founder and CEO of Literacy is Freedom, LLC, recently joined UP Education Network as Chief Academic Officer.
Lindsay Kruse, former Managing Director of the Leverage Leadership Institute at Relay Graduate School of Education, is now Vice President of PK-12 Education Initiatives at the National Center for Learning Disabilities.
Melissa Wu, former Chief Program Officer for Education Pioneers, was recently named its Chief Executive Officer.
Robert King, president of the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education, is President Trump's pick for assistant secretary of postsecondary education.
Lillian M. Lowery, former Maryland State Superintendent of Schools and Delaware Secretary of Education, has been appointed vice president of Student and Teacher Assessments at Educational Testing Service (ETS).
Heather Hough, who has led a research partnership between Policy Analysis for California Education (PACE) and the CORE districts in California, has been named executive director of PACE.
Elizabeth Laird, an assistant superintendent at D.C.'s Office of the State Superintendent, will lead the Student Privacy Project for the nonprofit Center for Democracy & Technology.
Eliza Shapiro, who covers New York City schools for Politico, is joining The New York Times Metro staff as an education reporter.
Anthony "Tony" McKay, an international education adviser, will become president and CEO of the National Center on Education and the Economy. He replaces founder Marc Tucker, who is stepping down after 30 years leading the organization.
Andy Baxter, who was a vice president at the Southern Regional Education Board, has become senior consulting manager and vice president at Public Impact, an education consulting firm.
Alejandro “Alex” Hernandez, a partner at the Charter School Growth Fund, will become dean of the School of Continuing and Professional Studies at the University of Virginia beginning in September.
Hydra Mendoza, who was deputy chief of staff to San Francisco’s mayor, will join the New York City school chancellor's office in the newly created role of deputy chancellor of community empowerment, partnerships, and communications.
Francisco Vara-Orta, a staff writer and data specialist at Education Week, will join Chalkbeat in September as a national education reporter and data specialist.
Dan French, a former Vermont school superintendent and high school social studies teacher, will become Vermont's next secretary of education.
Conor P. Williams, a senior researcher at New America's Education Policy Program, is joining The Century Foundation as a fellow.
Blair Mann, director of media relations for the nonprofit Collaborative for Student Success, is joining the Data Quality Campaign as communications director.
Susan Whealler Johnston, who was dean of academic development at Rockford University in Illinois, is now is president and CEO of the National Association of College and University Business Officers.
Andre L. Green, who was political director at MASSCreative, will become executive director of the Center for Fair & Open Testing (FairTest).
Melissa Kim, chief academic officer for KIPP DC and former principal of D.C.'s Alice Deal Middle School, has been named Deputy Chancellor for Social, Emotional, and Academic Development in the District of Columbia Public Schools.
Mike Feinberg, a co-founder of the KIPP charter school network, is now founding president of the Texas School Venture Fund.
Ann Hyslop, who served in policy roles for Chiefs for Change and the U.S. Education Department, is now assistant director for policy development and government relations at the Alliance for Excellent Education.
Jim Blew, former director of the education advocacy group Student Success California, has been confirmed as the U.S. Education Department's assistant secretary of the Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development.
Scott Stump, chief operating officer of a private learning solutions company and former president of the National Association of State Directors of Career and Technical Education consortium, has been confirmed as assistant secretary for career, technical, and adult education at the U.S. Department of Education.
Butch Trusty, a managing partner at Education Cities, is now a manager at The Bridgespan Group consulting firm.
Angela Hanks, who was director of workforce development policy at the Center for American Progress, will lead the Center for Postsecondary and Economic Success at the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP).
Jenny Abamu, an education technology reporter at EdSurge, will become an education reporter for WAMU, an NPR member station in Washington, D.C.
April Chou, currently the vice president of education at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, will assume the president's job on an interim basis as Jim Shelton steps down in August from the post he's held since May 2016.
Elizabeth Albro, an associate commissioner at the National Center for Education Research, has been named commissioner of the NCER, part of the U.S. Education Department's Institute of Educational Sciences.
Frank Brogan, who served as chancellor of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education and as then-Gov. Jeb Bush's lieutenant governor, has been confirmed to oversee K-12 policy at the U.S. Education Department as assistant secretary of elementary and secondary education.
Maria Cancian, a senior adviser to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services during the Obama administraton, has been named dean of Georgetown University's McCourt School of Public Policy. Cancian is currently a professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs.
Mushtaq Gunja, an assistant dean at Georgetown University Law Center and a former chief of staff to the undersecretary of education during the Obama administration, is now vice president and chief of staff at the American Council on Education.
Tammy Proctor, who has served in a variety of roles at the U.S. Education Department, has been named as the new acting director of the department's Office of Early Learning.
Monique Rizer, executive director of Opportunity Nation, will become executive director of the nonprofit Urban Alliance's Washington D.C. region.
Hanna Skandera, New Mexico’s Secretary of Education from 2011-2017, has been named editor-in-chief of The Line.
Catherine Bellinger, who founded DFER District of Columbia, will join IDEA Public Schools as vice president of public affairs and advocacy.
Whitney Grubbs, who served as chief of staff to the Oregon Education Investment Board and senior staff to Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber, has been named the executive director of the Chalkboard Project.
Kelsey Nelson, who worked as a marketing and communications consultant for several nonprofits, will become manager of campaigns and publications for the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools (NAPCS).
Lisa Gibes de Gac, former vice president of strategy and external relations at 50CAN, will become a portfolio manager for education at Emerson Collective.
Heather Harding Jones, a senior program officer at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, is moving to the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation as director of policy and public understanding.
Robert Hull, executive vice president of the National Association of State Boards of Education, will become president and CEO when Kristen Amundson retires at the end of the year.
Sarah Rittling, interim executive director of the First Five Years Fund, has been named executive director.
Thomas Bailey, the founding director of the Community College Research Center, will become the next president of Teachers College, Columbia University on July 1.
Thomas Brock, commissioner of the National Center for Education Research at the U.S. Department of Education, will become the next director of the Community College Research Center.
Joy Resmovitz, an education reporter for the Los Angeles Times, will be joining The Seattle Times as Education Lab editor.
Laura Meckler, an immigration reporter for The Wall Street Journal, will be the next national education reporter for The Washington Post.
Zakiya Smith Ellis, a former top Obama education adviser, will become the New Jersey secretary of higher education.
Alyssa Schwenk, director of external relations for the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, will become development director for Bellwether Education Partners, an education-focused consulting firm.
Andy Smarick, a fellow at the conservative American Enterprise Institute and past president of the Maryland State Board of Education, will become director of civil society, education and work at The R Street Institute.
Noël Suzanne Harmon, who was senior vice president for strategic partnerships at Say Yes to Education, has been named president and executive director of the Asian & Pacific-Islander American Scholarship Fund.
Mayme Hostetter, national dean for Relay Graduate School of Education, has been named its next president.
James Tracey, Head of School at the Rocky Hill School and co-chair of the MassRobotics Work of the Future Committee, has been named the first president of the Woodrow Wilson Academy of Teaching and Learning. The graduate school of education is launching July 1 as an independent not-for-profit institution following its incubation at the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation.
Stephen L. Pruitt, former Kentucky commissioner of education and senior vice president for Achieve, has been named president of the Southern Regional Education Board.
Daniel Greenstein, who worked at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation on post-secondary education issues, has been named chancellor of Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education.
Desmond Blackburn, the superintendent of the Brevard County, Fla., school district, will be the next chief executive officer of the New Teacher Center, a nonprofit that mentors educators.
John Deasey, who was superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District and Prince George's County Schools in Maryland, has been named to the superintendent's post in Stockton, Calif.
Bridget Terry Long, who is Saris Professor of Education and Economics at the Harvard Graduate School of Education , will become the school's next dean.
Curtis Valentine, who was executive director for state relations with Connections Education, will become deputy director of the Reinventing America's Schools project at the Progressive Policy Institute.
Austin Beutner, a former investment banker who served as the deputy mayor of Los Angeles. will become the next superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District.
Ellen R. Weiss, director of policy and communications for the 9,000-member Biophysical Society, will become executive director of the Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness (SREE).
Deborah Bergeron, who was principal of Manassas Park High School in Northern Virginia, will lead the Office of Head Start as its next director.
Sharon Griffin, who led the Shelby County Schools in Tennessee, will become superintendent of the state-run Achievement School District, which deals with the lowest-performing schools.
Justin Testerman, former Co-CEO of Project Renaissance,is now Executive Director of Innovation Partnerships at Instruction Partners.
Tanya Ramos Puig, who was chief regional officer at Education Pioneers, is now Chief Executive Officer for Pencils of Promise.
Andrea Zayas, who was as Founder and CEO of Upstream ED Consulting, has become Founding Executive Director of New Orleans Youth Alliance.
Krupa Desai, who was Chief Strategy Officer for Citizens of the World Charter Schools is now Managing Director of The Broad Residency.
Misha Simmonds, who was Executive Director of University Heights Charter School and Owner of Scholutions LLC, is now Senior Portfolio Director for the Newark Charter School Fund.
Carrie Mauer, previously Senior Director of Strategy and Operations, Teaching and Learning Labs at KIPP Foundation, is now Chief Operating Officer at Explore Schools.
Sarah Lillis, former Institute Director and Chief Operating Officer for EdVoice, is now the California Executive Director at Teach Plus.
Ric Zappa, who was Director of School Culture for KIPP Bay Area, is the new Chief Academic Officer for Caliber Schools.
Dr. Frances Esparza, Ed.D, who was Assistant Superintendent for Boston Public Schools, is now Superintendent & Vice President of Charter Schools for Para Los Niños.
Kirat Doshi, previously the Director of Evaluation and Data Insights at eSpark Learning, is now Managing Director of Analytics for OneGoal.
Amy Liszt, formerly President and Executive Director of Academy for Global Citizenship, has joined Chicago Public Schools as Director of Instructional Quality.
Lauren Hodge, who served as a litigator for both the city of Indianapolis and Marion County, is now director of state relations for EdChoice.
Leila Walsh, who was vice president of communications for the Laura and John Arnold Foundation, is now chief external affairs officer for Chiefs for Change as chief external affairs officer.
Dakarai Aarons, who was vice president of strategic communications for the Data Quality Campaign, has become communications manager for education at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative.
Jennifer Bell-Ellwanger, who served in the U.S. Department of Education as Director of the Policy and Program Studies Service and Acting Assistant Secretary of Planning, Evaluation, and Policy Development, has been named the new president and CEO of the Data Quality Campaign.
Denise Juneau, the former Superintendent of Public Instruction in Montana, has been named superintendent of Seattle Public Schools, it first Native American leader.
Patrick Methvin, who has focused on higher education innovation at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, will now lead the foundation's work in postsecondary success.
Brigid Ahern, chief external affairs officer at Turnaround for Children, has been named president and CEO of the organization effective June 1. She places founder Pamela Cantor, who will take on a new role as senior science advisor.
Lea Crusey, former senior policy adviser for the Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development at the U.S. Education Department and former deputy director of DFER, is now founder and CEO of Allies for Educational Equity.
Ray Domanico, director of education research at New York City's Independent Budget Office, will become director of education policy at the Manhattan Institute.
David Harris, founder and CEO of The Mind Trust, is stepping down to launch a new national education organization. Brandon Brown, the nonprofit's senior vice president of education innovation, will become CEO.
Simone L. Hardeman-Jones, who was deputy assistant secretary for legislative and congressional affairs at the U.S. Education Department under Obama, is now director of policy and partnership at Educators for Excellence.
Mark Schultz, deputy commissioner of the Nebraska Department of Education, has been nominate to be commissioner of the Rehabilitation Services Administration in the U.S. Education Department.
Dennis Vega, a senior official at the U.S. Agency for International Development and the State Department, will become chief operating officer of America's Promise Alliance.
Carissa Moffat Miller, who has served as interim director of the Council of Chief State School Officers, will become its new executive director, the first woman to hold the post.
Donald Fennoy, chief operating office of the Palm Beach County School District, has been named superintendent of the district, the nation's 11th largest.
Nathan Arnold, who had served chief of staff in the Education Department's Office of the Under Secretary, is now a senior advisor at EducationCounsel.
Richard Carranza, superintendent of the Houston Independent School District, will become the next chancellor of New York City’s schools.
Michelle Hudacsko, who was deputy chief of the IMPACT evaluation program for D.C. Public Schools, is now chief of staff to Jason Kamras, the former DCPS administrator who is superintendent of Richmond Public Schools.
Richard Buery, a New York City deputy mayor who has worked with district and charter schools, will become chief of policy and public affairs at the KIPP charter school network.
Johnny C. Taylor Jr., the former president of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, will head a new federal advisory board on historically black colleges and universities.
Zakiya Smith Ellis, director of finance and federal policy at the Lumina Foundation and a former education adviser to President Barack Obama, has been appointed secretary of higher education for the state of New Jersey.
Darrell Allison, founding president of Parents for Educational Freedom in North Carolina, will join the American Federation for Children as the national director for state teams and political strategy in early March.
Lawrence S. Bacow, the former president of Tufts University and a leader-in-residence at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government's Center for Public Leadership, will become president of Harvard University on July 1.
Dan Greenstein is stepping down as director of postsecondary success at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation after six years at the foundation.
Jeffrey Riley, a former Boston Public Schools administrator who most recently has overseen turnaround efforts in Lawrence, Mass., has been named Massachusetts Education Commissioner by the Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education.
Vanessa Descalzi, who was director of media relations for the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, is now the K-12 communications officer for the Walton Family Foundation.
Margaret Angell, who created and ran CityBridge Foundation’s Education Innovation Portfolio, is now principal of 2Revolutions, a national education design lab.
Kent Talbert, who was general counsel for the U.S. Education Department during the George W. Bush administration, is rejoining the agency as senior policy adviser to the deputy secretary.
Mildred García, who was president of California State University, Fullerton, will serve as president of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities.
Erika Soto Lamb, who was chief communications officer at Everytown for Gun Safety, is now national director for strategic communications for the advocacy group Democrats for Education Reform.
Christopher Beach, editor of Real Clear Education, is joining the Trump administration as speechwriter for Scott Pruitt, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.
James Lynn Woodworth, a quantitative research analyst at Stanford University's Center for Research on Educational Outcomes (CREDO), has been nominated to serve Commissioner of Education Statistics for the U.S. Education Department.
Michelle Hackman has become the Wall Street Journal’s new D.C.-based education reporter.
Raymond C. Pierce, who was chief education officer of the Global Teaching Project and a former deputy assistant secretary of the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights, has been named president and CEO of the Southern Education Foundation.
Michael Schuttloffel, currently the executive director of the Kansas Catholic Conference, will become executive director of the Council for American Private Education (CAPE) in July.
Danny Carlson, who was an education policy analyst for the National Governors Association, is now director of policy and advocacy for the National Association of Elementary School Principals.
Rob Greenwald is stepping down as executive director of the Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness (SREE). Education policy consultant Marty Orland will fill the job while the board conducts a search.
Stacy Ehrlich, managing director and senior research scientist at the University of Chicago Consortium of Chicago School Research, will become a senior research scientist at NORC at the University of Chicago.
Bonita J. Brown, director of higher education practice at the nonprofit The Education Trust, is joining Achieving the Dream as director of network engagement.
Nicole Shaffer-Thomas, director of external affairs for the education reform group Chiefs for Change, become director of communications and outreach for Rhode Island's Office of the Postsecondary Commissioner.
Gerard Robinson, a resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and former Virginia secretary of education, has been named executive director of the Center for Advancing Opportunity.
Natalie Boyse, who was deputy finance director at the MassGOP and worked on several Republican campaigns, is now a special assistant in the Office of the Secretary at the Department of Education.
Denise Forte, who was staff director for the minority at the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, will become a senior fellow focused on education policy at The Century Foundation.
Gavin Payne, an education consultant who previously worked at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, is now a member of the board of directors for the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.
Mark Schneider, a vice president and institute fellow at the American Institutes for Research, has been nominated to serve as Director of the Institute of Education Science.
Daniel R. Porterfield, president of Franklin & Marshall College, has been named the next president and CEO of the Aspen Institute.
Evelyn Stauffer, who worked in communications for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and for Koch Industries, is now a deputy press secretary at the Education Department.
Brent Colburn, the vice president for communications at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative and a former Obama administration official, has been named Princeton University's vice president for communications and public affairs.
Johnny Collett, director of special education outcomes for the Council of Chief School Officers, has been nominated to be assistant secretary of education for special education and rehabilitative services.
Carissa Miller, deputy executive director of the Council of Chief State School Officers, will serve as interim executive director after Chris Minnich steps down.
Emily Wilkins, who covered education and labor at CQ Roll Call, has joined Bloomberg Government as an education reporter.
Karen Mapp, a senior lecturer and faculty director of education policy and management at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, will chair the board of the Institute for Educational Leadership.
Jordan Posamentier, who was deputy policy director at the Center on Reinventing Public Education, is now senior manager for policy and advocacy at the nonprofit Committee for Children.
Alexandra Mane, who has been national development director for the Posse Foundation, will serve in a similar position for the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.
April Chou, who has been Chief Growth and Operating Officer for KIPP Bay Area Schools and previously worked for the New Schools Venture Fund, will become Vice President of Education at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative.
James Kvaal, the former deputy domestic policy adviser who was a key architect of President Barack Obama's higher education policies, will become the new president of The Institute for College Access and Success.
Kevin Chavous, a former D.C. City Council member and founding board member of the American Federation for Children, will become president of academics, policy, and schools for K12 Inc., the nation's largest virtual charter school management company.
Kenneth L. Marcus, president and general counsel of the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law, has been nominated to be Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights in the U.S. Department of Education. He was delegated that authority under President George W. Bush.
Michael McShane, a former education policy research fellow with the American Enterprise Institute, will become director of national research at EdChoice.
Chris Minnich, executive director of the Council of Chief State School Officers for the past five years, will leave early next year to become executive director of NWEA, a nonprofit organization that creates assessments for students.
Raymonde Charles, a former spokeswoman for the U.S. Education Department, is now director of communications for education at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative.
David A. Thomas, a professor at Harvard Business School and former dean of Georgetown University's business school, was named as 12th president of Morehouse College.
Hans Bader, a senior attorney at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, will be joining the U.S. Education Department’s Office of General Counsel.
Eli Broad, whose Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation has funded charter school expansion and education reform, is retiring from his foundation and from public life.
Becky Smerdon, who was a senior research associate for WestEd, is now vice president for external research and insights at Teach for America.
Mitchell "Mick" Zais, former South Carolina chief state school officer, has been tapped to be Deputy Secretary of Education.
Michigan state Rep. Timothy Kelly has been nominated to be assistant secretary of the Office of Career, Technical and Adult Education at the Education Department.
Thea Lee, an economist who has been deputy chief at the AFL-CIO, will become president of the Economic Policy Institute.
Lesley Albanese, who was vice president at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, will become president and COO of the Center for Education Reform.
Jose Munoz, who was the executive director of the ABC Community Schools Partnership in Albuquerque, N.M, is now director of the Coalition for Community Schools.
James E. Ryan, who has been dean of the Harvard Graduate School of Education, has been named the next president of the University of Virginia.
David J. Johns, who led the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans in the Obama administration, is now executive director of the National Black Justice Coalition.
Según Eubanks, who had been director of professional educator support at NEA, is now director of the Center for Education Innovation and Improvement at the University of Maryland College Park.
Julie Johnson, who was vice president of strategy at Complete College America, is now co-founder and chief academic officer at Faculty Guild, a new organization focused on the classroom and faculty.
J.D. LaRock, a Northeastern University executive, has become the president and CEO of the Commonwealth Corporation, a quasi-public authority engaged in workforce training efforts.
Celine Coggins, founder and CEO of Teach Plus, is a lecturer and entrepreneur-in-residence at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
Stephen Smith, who has been city editor at The Boston Globe, is the new education editor at The Washington Post.
Jane Norman, a long-time editor at Congressional Quarterly, has joined Politico where she will edit education coverage and the Budget and Appropriations team.
Kim Clark, a senior writer at Money Magazine, will be an assistant director focusing on post secondary issues at the Education Writers Association.
Arne Duncan, former Obama education secretary, will co-chair a new nonprofit created to leverage the benefits of the Obama Presidential Center to its surrounding neighborhoods on Chicago's South Side.
Linda Smith, who previously served as deputy assistant secretary for early childhood development at the Department of Health and Human Services, has joined the Bipartisan Policy Center as director of early childhood policy.
Caroline Preston, who worked as a features editor with Al Jazeera America's digital team and a senior reporter with The Chronicle of Philanthropy, is now a senior editor at The Hechinger Report.
Julian Schmoke Jr., who directed campus operations at West Georgia Technical College and served as a dean at DeVry University, will lead the U.S. Education Department’s Student Aid Enforcement Unit, which combats fraud and deceptive practices at colleges and universities.
Susanna Loeb, an expert in education policy and a professor of education at Stanford University, has been appointed the next director of Brown University’s Annenberg Institute for School Reform.
Emma Brown, national education reporter for The Washington Post, is leaving the ed beat to join the Post's new Rapid Response Investigative Team.
Tracey Weinstein, who worked as Principal Consultant at Weinstein Consulting Services and for Students First, is now Senior Director of Data and Research role with Deans for Impact.
Kari Feinberg, who was previously Head of Schools at YES Prep Public Schools, is now Dean of Regional Support, Leadership Programs at Relay Graduate School of Education.
Jack Elsey, who was Chief Schools Officer at Education Achievement Authority of Michigan, is now Executive Director at Detroit Children's Fund.
Allison Serafin, founder and president of Opportunity 180, is now executive director of Houston at IDEA Public Schools.
Emily Nielson, previously chief talent officer at Camden City School District, is now Vice President of Headquarters and Operation Talent at IDEA Public Schools.
Richard Culotta, former Rhode Island chief innovation officer is now Chief Executive Officer at the International Society for Technology in Education.
Cate Reed, who was a vice president at Teach for America, has joined Families for Excellent Schools as Chief of Staff to the CEO.
Emily Silberstein, previously vice president of regions at Teach Plus, is now Chief Executive Officer at Cesar Chavez Public Charter Schools.
Jess Box, who was project director at The New Teacher Project, is now Vice President, Curriculum and Instruction at Alliance College-Ready Public Schools.
Portia Reddick White, a former lobbyist for the AARP, is joining the National Education Association lobbying team.
Chastity Lord, former Chief External Officer of Achievement First, is now Chief Operating Officer at Color of Change.
Sonia Park, former U.S. Department of Education Senior Policy Advisor, is now Executive Director of Diverse Charter Schools Coalition.
Kristina Campa-Gruca, formerly K-12 Program Manager at Excellent Schools Detroit, is now Director of Partnerships, Detroit at EdFuel.
Nonie Lesaux, a Harvard professor and expert on childhood development and literacy, has been named academic dean at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
Jay Shambaugh, a George Washington University professor and former member of the White House Council of Economic Advisers, will become director of The Hamilton Project at the Brookings Institution. The current director, Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach, will become a senior fellow in Brookings' Economic Studies program.
Takirra Winfield Dixon, who was communications director for Democrats for Education Reform, will lead communications work at The Education Trust and for the nonprofit's president, former Education Secretary John B. King Jr.
Peter Oppenheim, who has worked on key education legislation as an aide to Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., was confirmed by the Senate to become assistant secretary of education for legislation and congressional affairs.
Jonathan Butcher, who was education director at the Goldwater Institute, will become a senior policy analyst at The Heritage Foundation's Center for Education Policy.
Roberto Rodríguez, former deputy assistant to President Barack Obama for Education, has been named president and CEO of the national nonprofit Teach Plus.
Christopher Rinkus, who served in several budget and enrollment positions for the D.C. Public Schools, has become a special assistant in the U.S. Education Department's Office of Elementary and Secondary Education.
Nicholas Hahn, who was chief opinion editor for The Hill, is now director of speechwriting in the Office of Communications and Outreach for the U.S. Education Department.
Justin C. Cohen, an education blogger who previously served as president of Boston-based education nonprofit Mass Insight Education, has become chief operating officer at the Wayfinder Foundation.
Ellen Sherratt, who was deputy director at the American Institute for Research's Center on Great Teachers and Leaders, is becoming vice president for policy and research at the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.
Susan J. Colby, who was a partner at McKinsey & Company, has co-founded Imagine, a nonprofit that aims to use personalized technology to improve literacy and numeracy. She serves as Chief Executive Officer.
Cassius Johnson, who was the senior director of Policy and Government Affairs at YearUp, will become vice president, organizational strategy and policy at Jobs for the Future. Patricia Balana, who directed the organization's state-level policy network, will become chief operating officer.
Tara García Mathewson, an award-winning multimedia journalist who has written widely about education, is now a Boston-based staff writer at The Hechinger Report.
Ted Mitchell, who served as under secretary of education in the Obama administration, will become president of the American Council on Education.
Beth Hawkins, who has worked as Education Post's writer-in-resident and covered K-12 education for eight years at MinnPost, will become senior writer and national correspondent for The 74.
Emily Langhorne—who taught English in Fairfax County, Va., and at George Washington University's Upward Bound program—is now an education policy analyst for the Reinventing America's Schools project at the Progressive Policy Institute.
Mary Nguyen Barry, who worked as a policy analyst at Education Reform Now, is now a higher education advisor for Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) on the Senate HELP committee.
Bene Cipolla, a digital strategy and operations consultant, has become the first executive editor of Chalkbeat.
Jason Atwood, senior director for evaluation and learning at Education Pioneers, is joining the New Schools Venture Fund as research director.
Amy McIntosh, who served as acting assistant U.S. education secretary in the Obama administration, has been named associate vice chancellor for academic strategy at the City University of New York.
James L. Accomando, president of the Connecticut PTA, has been elected the 55th president of National Parent-Teacher Association.
Darienne Driver, superintendent of Milwaukee Public Schools, will become chair of the Board of Directors for the Council of the Great City Schools.
Christopher Ruszkowski, who served as Hannah Skandera's deputy in the New Mexico Public Education Department, is now the state's acting secretary.
A. Wayne Johnson, chief executive officer and president of Reunion Financial Services, has been named to head the Federal Student Aid office.
Laura Slover, previously the chief executive officer of the PARCC testing alliance, has become CEO of the nonprofit CenterPoint Education Solutions.
Steve Canavero, Nevada Superintendent of Public Instruction, has joined the Board of Directors for the Council of Chief State School Officers.
Scott Montgomery, the managing editor of audience and partnerships at NPR, has been named editor-in-chief and chief content officer of Education Week and its parent, Editorial Projects in Education Inc.
Karen Symms Gallagher, dean of the University of Southern California's Rossier School of Education, has been elected as the new chair of the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation Board of Directors.
Adam Kissel, who worked on the university investment team at the Charles Koch Foundation and at the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, has been named a deputy assistant secretary for higher education programs.
Kimberly Richey, an attorney who has served as interim chief advocacy officer at the National School Boards Association, will become deputy assistant secretary of education for special education and rehabilitative services.
Emily Kim, vice president of policy and legal affairs at New York City's Success Academy, will leave at the end of June to launch her own charter school network.
Emily Anthony, who served as senior policy advisor for the U.S. Education Department's Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development, is now research director at Great Schools.
Emma Vadehra, former chief of staff to education secretaries John King and Arne Duncan, is joining the Center for American Progress as a senior fellow on the K-12 education team.
Robert E. Anderson, board of directors chairman at the Institute for Higher Education Policy. will become president of the State Higher Education Executive Officers Association on Aug. 1.
Matt Barnum, a writer at The 74, is moving to Chalkbeat, a nonprofit organization providing local education news coverage in several cities.
Kimberly Johnson Trinca, a lobbyist for the National Education Association, has been named NEA's new manager of government relations.
Peter Cohen, previously of McGraw-Hill Education and Pearson, will become the new president of the University of Phoenix.
Liz Hill, who was communications director for Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, and previously worked for Rep. Luke Messer, R-Ind., will serve as press secretary at the U.S. Department of Education.
Lynn Gangone of the Maryland Independent College and University Association, will become the next president and CEO of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, or AACTE.
Holly Luong Ham, a management consultant and former sales executive at Hewlett-Packard Enterprise, has been named Assistant Secretary for Management at the U.S. Department of Education.
Amy Wilkins, who has recently worked at The College Board and The Education Trust, will be senior vice president of advocacy at the the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools.
Laura Clancy has left Achievement First to become Chief Talent Officer at Mastery Charter Schools.
Kevin Sved, who worked as a consultant, is now Chief Executive Officer of Navigator Schools.
David Esselman, formerly Entrepreneur in Residence at Bellwether Education Partners, is now Executive Director at Level Up Education.
Jon Rybka has left the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation to become Chief Executive Officer of RePublic Schools.
Awais Sufi has left the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation for a new role as President and Chief Executive Officer of SchoolSmartKC.
Josh Venable, a Michigan GOP operative who worked for former Florida governor Jeb Bush's Foundation for Excellence in Education, becomes chief of staff at the U.S. Education Department.
Dougie Simmons, who worked as a scheduler in Sen. Ted Cruz's Senate office and for the Republican National Committee, becomes Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations at the Education Department.
Ebony Lee, who worked in the Education Department during the Bush administration before going to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, becomes Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy at the Education Department effective April 16.
Robert Eitel, who worked in the Education Deparment under President Bush then served as compliance officer at for-profit college operator Bridgepoint Education Inc., becomes Senior Counselor to the Secretary of Education.
James Manning, who served in the Education Department during the Bush and Obama administrations, becomes Senior Advisor to the Under Secretary and Acting Under Secretary effective April 16.
Jana Toner, who served as a White House liaison for the U.S. Department of Education during the Bush administration, will serve the same role for DeVos.
Candice Jackson, a Vancouver, Wash., attorney who authored a book about the women accusing former President Bill Clinton of sexual assault, becomes Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Office for Civil Rights and Acting Assistant Secretary of Education.
Jason Botel shifts from being White House education advisor to become Deputy Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education and Acting Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education. See our Connect the Dots piece.
Jose Viana from the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction's Migrant Education Program becomes Assistant Deputy Education Secretary and Director for the Office of English Language Acquisition effective April 24.
K. Brooke Stafford-Brizard, a consultant, has become a director on the education team at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative.
Aimee Rogstad Guidera, president and CEO of the Data Quality Campaign, is stepping down from the organization she founded in 2005.
Kent McGuire, president and CEO of the the Southern Education Foundation, will become director of the education program at William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.
Erica Green has left the Baltimore Sun to join the education reporting team at The New York Times.
Jamie Fasteau is leaving her post as education policy director at the Emerson Collective to join the EducationCounsel consulting firm.
Lydia Logan, has left her senior advisor role at Yardstick Learning to become executive director of Verizon Innovative Learning Schools at Digital Promise.
Angela Minnici has left the American Institutes for Research to become senior director of state strategy at WestEd.
Stephen Dalla Betta has left Pearson to become chief operating officer at the New Teacher Center.
Carlos G. Muñiz, a politically connected Florida lawyer who served as deputy general counsel to then-Gov. Jeb Bush, has been nominated as general counsel to the Education Department.
Charles McDonald has left Teach for America to become a senior fellow at Education Cities.
Dana Goldstein, an education writer, has joined the education reporting team at The New York Times.
Lizz Pawlson, has left New Classrooms Innovation Partners, to become portfolio manger at The Edna McConnell Clark Foundation.
John King, who served as U.S. Secretary of Education under President Barack Obama, is now President and CEO of Education Trust.
Thanks to The K12 Search Group for providing some updates from their Ed Reformers on the Move listing.