Our Board


President: Nick Faber, President, St. Paul Federation of Teachers, MN

Vice President: Michele Brooks, Consultant, Former Assistant Superintendent, Boston Public Schools

Secretary: Jennifer Calder, Montana Kids Count, University of Montana

CFO: Steve Ly,  Mayor, Elk Grove, CA

Tu Moua Carroz, Assistant Superintendent, Sacramento City Unified School District

Samantha Cohen, Senior Managing Director of National Family Engagement, Flamboyan Foundation, Washington DC

Traci Davis, Superintendent, Washoe County School District, Reno, NV

Christine Doby, Program Officer, Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Family Foundation

David Fisher, President, Sacramento City Teachers’ Association, Sacramento, CA

Roberta Furger, Senior Writer, Learning Policy Institute, Palo Alto, CA

Hector Montenegro, Senior District Consultant, CASEL, Chicago, IL

Tara Parrish, Director, Pioneer Valley Project, Springfield, MA

Andrea Prejean, Director, Teacher Quality, National Educational Association, Washington, DC

Christina Pritchett, Sacramento City Unified School District Board, Sacramento, CA

Kwesi Rollins, Institute for Educational Leadership, Washington, DC

Shital Shah, Associate Director, Educational Issues Department, American Federation of Teachers, Washington, DC


Carolyn Doggett, California Teachers Association (retired)

Dick Gale, Institute for Teaching

Anne Henderson, Annenberg Institute for School Reform

Jim Keddy, Youth Forward

Howard Lawrence, People in Community Organizing (PICO)

Karen Mapp, Harvard Graduate School of Education

Jonathan Raymond, President, Stuart Foundation

Jay Schenirer, Sacramento City Council Member

Eric Zachary, American Federation of Teachers

Who We Are