FutureEd Senior Fellow Greg Richmond is the Superintendent of the Archdiocese of Chicago Catholic Schools. He is also the founder of the National Association of Charter School Authorizers. Under his leadership, the association established the nation’s professional standards for authorizing, worked with dozens of cities and states to implement authorizing policies and practices that lead to quality schools for children and taxpayers, and successfully implemented its One Million Lives campaign to approve 2000 high-quality charter schools and close 1000 failing charter schools across the country.
Richmond also worked within the Chicago Public Schools for 10 years, leading the district’s innovative strategies for creating new schools. From 2011 to 2015, he served as the founding chairman of the Illinois State Charter School Commission.