Our Board

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Our Board

Drawing from their diverse experiences as educators and civic leaders, Leading Educators’ board of directors provides strategic counsel to ensure sustainable and equitable outcomes for students.

About our Board

Stuart Kaplan

Leadership Advisor at Google
Stuart Kaplan is a proven business leader with a speciality in organization development and leadership.
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Sheila Brown

Managing Partner, Strategic Leadership Partners in Education
Sheila Brown is experienced system leader and expert in implementation of high standards.
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Michelle Boyers

CEO at Give Forward Foundation
Michelle Boyers is a lifelong education leader with experience in system, state, and national level transformation.
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Kara Helander

Managing Director, Carlyle Group
Kara Helander is a renowned catalyst for diversity, inclusion, and social responsibility in the business sector.
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Jonas Chartock

Founder at Chartock Strategies
Dr. Jonas Chartock was the national founder and first CEO of Leading Educators, serving until July 2018.
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Jay Altman

Senior Advisor at News Schools for New Orleans
Jay Altman has helped found several education non-profits, including FirstLine Schools in New Orleans, where he served as CEO from 2008-2019. He also founded Leading Educators in 2008.
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Doug Borchard

Managing Partner at New Profit
Doug Borchard is an accomplished social entrepreneur and senior executive.
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Claudy Jules

Director at Google
Dr. Claudy Jules is a national thought leader in organization, leadership, and change.
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Al Bertani

Senior Fellow, Carnegie Foundation
Al Bertani is a renowned thought leader in urban education improvement.
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Stuart Kaplan

Sheila Brown

Michelle Boyers

Kara Helander

Jonas Chartock

Jay Altman

Doug Borchard

Claudy Jules

Al Bertani