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Seminar Participants



Elaine Allensworth Lewis-Sebring Director of the University of Chicago Consortium on School Research.
Busra Aydin Teacher, Wheatley Educational Campus, District of Columbia Public Schools.
Michael Barber Associate Program Officer, Spencer Foundation.
Anthony Bryk President, Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.
Leo Casey Executive Director, Albert Shanker Institute.
Lisa Clarke Director of Policy & Partnerships, National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.
Elizabeth Davis President, Washington Teachers Union.
Cyrus Driver Senior Director for Strategy and Programs, National Public Education Support Fund.   
Will Friedman President, Public Agenda.
Steven Glazerman Senior Fellow, Mathematica Policy Research.
Beth Glenn Director, Education Justice Network, Annenberg Institute for School Reform, Brown University.
Jason Grissom Associate Professor of Public Policy and Education and Political Science, Peabody College, Vanderbilt University.
Jane Hannaway Professor, McCourt School of Public Policy, Georgetown University; Institute Fellow, American Institute for Research; founding director, CALDER.
Robert Hughes Director of K-12 Education in the United States Program, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Sarah Johnson Program Officer for Exceptional Educators, Overdeck Family Foundation.
Mark Johnston Superintendent, Shenandoah Public Schools.
Eugenia Kemble Founding Executive Director, Albert Shanker Institute.
David Kirkland Executive Director of The NYU Metropolitan Center for Research on Equity and The Transformation of Schools.
Silas Kulkarni Executive Director, Teaching Lab.
Helen Ladd Susan B. King Professor of Public Policy, Sanford School of Public Policy; Professor of Economics, Affiliate of the Center for Child and Family Policy, Duke University.
Steve Lazar Dean of Academic Progress, Social Studies Teacher, Harvest Collegiate High School.
Carrie R. Leana George H. Love Professor of Organizations and Management, University of Pittsburgh.
Carmel Martin Exective Vice President for Policy, Center for American Progress.
Susan Moore Johnson Jerome T. Murphy Research Professor in Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education.
Eric Nadelstern former Deputy Chancellor for the Division of School Support & Instruction for the NYC Department of Education. Visiting Professor of Practice, Teachers College, Columbia University.
John P. Papay Assistant Professor of Education and Economics, Brown University.
Lisette Partelow Director of K-12 Strategic Initiatives, Center for American Progress.
Laura Wilson Phelan Member, District of Columbia State Board of Education.
Esther Quintero Senior Fellow, Albert Shanker Institute.
Pedro A. Rivera Pennsylvania Secretary of Education.
Matthew Shirrell Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership & Administration, Graduate School of Education & Human Development, George Washington University.
Warren Simmons Senior Fellow and Adjunct Professor, Master's in Urban Education Policy Program, Brown University.
Sarah Sparks Reporter, Ed Week.
Vivian Tseng Senior Vice President for Program, William T. Grant Foundation.
Marla Ucelli Kashyap Assistant to the President for Educational Issues, American Federation of Teachers.
Ruth Wattenberg Member, District of Columbia State Board of Education.
Kimber Wilkerson Professor, Department of Rehabilitation Psychology and Special Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Peter Youngs Associate Professor, Curry School of Education, University of Virginia.