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.

Meet 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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Chong-Hao Fu

Chief Executive Officer
Chong-Hao works to expand teachers’ access to quality professional learning support, building a movement to ensure all students succeed in school and life.
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Jay Altman

Senior Advisor at New 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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Al Bertani

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

Education Consultant
Tommy Chang is a fearless advocate for educational equity and a former school system leader.
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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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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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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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Tiffany Johnson Lewis

Executive Director, JP Morgan Private Bank
Tiffany Johnson Lewis is an expert in financial management, having served in many roles at JP Morgan throughout her career.
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Claudy Jules

Partner at McKinsey & Company
Dr. Claudy Jules is a national thought leader in organization, leadership, and change.
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Elisa Villanueva Beard (Ex Officio)

CEO at Teach for America
Elisa Villanueva Beard is the Chief Executive Officer at Teach for America and a national education leader.
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Stuart Kaplan

Chong-Hao Fu

Jay Altman

Al Bertani

Doug Borchard

Michelle Boyers

Tommy Chang

Sheila Brown

Jonas Chartock

Kara Helander

Tiffany Johnson Lewis

Claudy Jules

Elisa Villanueva Beard (Ex Officio)

Evaluation Advisory Board

Through the support of the Carnegie Corporation of New York, we are advised by an esteemed group of experts in education evaluation.

Robert Berry

Professor of Mathematics, University of Virginia
Robert Q. Berry, III is the Samuel Braley Gray Professor of Mathematics Education at the University of Virginia the Curry School of Education & Human Development with an appointment in Curriculum Inst...
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Miah Daughtery

Director of Content Advocacy and Design at NWEA
A focused and passionate educator, Miah has more than ten years' experience at the classroom, district, and state levels.
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Jessica Eadie

Chief Operating Officer at Student Achievement Partners
Jessica Eadie is the Chief Operating Officer at Student Achievement Partners.
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Heather Hill

Professor
Heather C. Hill studies policies and programs designed to improve mathematics teacher and teaching quality.
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Matthew Steinberg

Associate Professor
Dr. Matthew P. Steinberg is an Associate Professor of Education Policy in the College of Education and Human Development, a University Affiliate Faculty at the Schar School of Policy and Government, a...
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Robert Berry

Miah Daughtery

Jessica Eadie

Heather Hill

Matthew Steinberg