Evergreen National Education Prize

Judge Committee Bios

The faces evaluating the applicants

John Deasy

Superintendent, Stockton Unified School District

Dr. John E. Deasy is the Superintendent of schools for the Stockton Unified Public Schools in Stockton CA, Board Chair and former CEO of Reset: New Day, New Year, and former Superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District.

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Rachel Greenwald

Best selling author and speaker

Rachel Greenwald is a New York Times bestselling author and expert in the field of relationships and branding. She has extensive university administration experience, including her former role as Assistant Director of Admissions at Harvard Business School.

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Dr. John B. King Jr.

President and CEO, Ed Trust

Dr. John B. King Jr. is the President and CEO of The Education Trust. He served as the 10th U.S. Secretary of Education under President Barack Obama and is the former U.S. Deputy Secretary of Education.

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Saskia Levy-Thompson

Program Director, New Designs to Advance Learning

Saskia Levy Thompson is Program Director, New Designs to Advance Learning, at Carnegie Corporation of New York. She previously held roles at NYC Department of Education, Urban Assembly, Research Alliance for NYC Schools, and MDRC.

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Jamie Lockwood

K-12 Education Partners Manager, Facebook Education

Jamie Lockwood leads the K-12 Education Social and Emotional Learning team at Facebook, which focuses on giving young people the resources, support and inspiration to create and lead safe, inclusive and engaged schools and communities.

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Bridget Terry Long

Dean, Harvard Graduate School of Eduation

Bridget Terry Long is the Dean and Saris Professor of Education and Economics at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Long received her Ph.D. and M.A. from the Harvard University Department of Economics and her A.B. from Princeton University.

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Todd Penner

Portfolio Director of College Success, Michael & Susan Dell Foundation

Todd oversees MSDF’s College Preparation & Completion portfolio, which enables more low-income students to enroll in and finish college with a bachelor’s degree. He also oversees Dell Scholars, a college completion & scholarship program.

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Dan Porterfield

President, Aspen Institute

Dan Porterfield has served as President and CEO of the Aspen Institute since June 2018. Prior to leading the Aspen Institute, Dan served for seven years as the President of Franklin & Marshall College.

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Barry Salzberg

Former Global CEO, Deloitte Touche

Barry is the retired Global CEO of Deloitte, and more recently retired professor of professional practice at Columbia Business School. He has served on numerous not for profit boards as board member and Chair including College Summit, YMCA of Greater NY and the United Way Worldwide. He is an active Board member for Thomson Reuters and 10EQS.

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Jon Schnur

Chairman and CEO of America Achieves

Jon Schnur is the Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and co-founder of America Achieves. He is also the lead outside advisor on education and skills for Bloomberg Philanthropies.

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Carina Wong

Senior Advisor for Innovation, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Carina Wong is a Senior Advisor for Innovation at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. She has worked in education policy and workforce development for over three decades at the national, state and local levels.

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