Education (R)evolution


Miguel Cardona

Dr. Miguel Cardona

Secretary of Education, U.S. Department of Education
Dr. Miguel A. Cardona was sworn in as the 12th Secretary of Education on March 2nd, 2021. Secretary Cardona previously served as the Commissioner of Education in Connecticut, a position he held after being appointed by Governor Ned Lamont in August 2019.
Priscilla Chan

Dr. Priscilla Chan

Co-founder and Co-CEO, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
Dr. Priscilla Chan is co-founder and co-CEO of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. She is also the founder of The Primary School, which integrates health and education and serves children and families in East Palo Alto and the Belle Haven neighborhood in Menlo Park, California.
Sharif El-Mekki

Sharif El-Mekki

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Center for Black Educator Development
Sharif El-Mekki is the Founder and CEO of the Center for Black Educator Development. The Center exists to ensure there will be equity in the recruiting, training, hiring, and retention of quality educators that reflect the cultural backgrounds and share common socio-political interests of the students they serve.
Freddy Gonzalez

Freddy Gonzalez

Chief Learning Officer, KIPP Foundation
Freddy Gonzalez leads teams across the KIPP Foundation to create and improve curriculum and assessment for the KIPP network and support KIPP regions in improving student achievement.
Tre Johnson

Tre Johnson

DEI Partner, Catalyst:Ed
Tre Johnson is a freelance writer on race and culture and a longtime educator. He started his professional education career as a High School English teacher in Houston, TX and has since worked in various teaching and administrative roles. He is currently the DEI Partner for Catalyst:Ed.
Irshad Manji

Irshad Manji

Founder, Moral Courage ED
Irshad Manji is founder of Moral Courage ED, a nonprofit that empowers students to engage with empathy about polarizing issues. She is the New York Times bestselling author, most recently, of Don't Label Me: How to Do Diversity Without Inflaming the Culture Wars.

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