Evergreen National Education Prize

Judge Committee Bios

The faces evaluating the applicants

Dr. Brooke Stafford-Brizard

Director of Education, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

Dr. Brooke Stafford-Brizard is a Director of Education at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. She is a Pahara-Aspen Education Fellow and a member of the Aspen Institute’s Global Leadership Network.

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Elise Grinstead
Caroline Altman Smith

Deputy Director, Education, The Kresge Foundation

Caroline Altman Smith is deputy director of The Kresge Foundation’s Education Program. She supports the team’s domestic grant-making to help more underserved students enter and succeed in postsecondary education. 

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Elise Grinstead
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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Elise Grinstead
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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Elise Grinstead
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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Elise Grinstead
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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Elise Grinstead
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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Elise Grinstead
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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Elise Grinstead
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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Elise Grinstead