Commissioners

Member Title Organization
Camilla Benbow, co-chair Patricia and Rodes Hart Dean of Education and Human Development Vanderbilt University, Peabody College
Terry Holliday, co-chair* Commissioner of Education Kentucky Department of Education
Andrés Alonso Chief Executive Officer Baltimore City Public Schools
JoAnn Bartoletti Executive Director National Association of Secondary School Principals
Erik Bitterbaum President State University of New York College at Cortland
Mary Brabeck Dean, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development New York University
Peggy Brookins NBCT, Mathematics Instructor Forest High School, Florida
Gail Connelly Executive Director National Association of Elementary School Principals
Richard DeLisi Dean, The Graduate School of Education Rutgers University
Melissa Erickson PTA Leader Hillsborough Public Schools, Florida
Francis (Skip) Fennell Professor of Education McDaniel College
Deborah L. Ford Chancellor University of Wisconsin-Parkside
Susan Fuhrman President, Teachers College Columbia University
Kurt F. Geisinger Professor of Educational Psychology University of Nebraska
Rick Ginsberg Dean, School of Education University of Kansas
Marquita Grenot-Scheyer Dean, College of Education California State University, Long Beach
William Isler School Board Representative Pittsburgh Public Schools
Christopher Koch State Superintendent Illinois State Board of Education
Jim Kohlmoos Executive Director National Association of State Boards of Education
Jillian Lederhouse Professor of Education Wheaton College
Arthur Levine President Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation
Annie Lewis O’Donnell Vice President, Program Design and Teacher Preparation Teach for America
Paul Lingenfelter President State Higher Education Executive Officers
Patricia Manzanares-Gonzales Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Western State Colorado University
Tina Marshall-Bradley Associate Vice President, Academic Affairs Paine College
Susan B. Neuman Professor of Education University of Michigan
Tom Payzant Professor of Practice Harvard Graduate School of Education
Rebecca Pringle Secretary/Treasurer National Education Association
Sidney Ribeau President Howard University
Benjamin Riley Director of Policy and Advocacy New Schools Venture Fund
David Ritchey Executive Director Association of Teacher Educators
Haydee Rodriguez NBCT, History and Theatre Teacher Central Union High School District, California
Terry Ryan Vice President for Ohio Programs & Policy Thomas B. Fordham Institute
Philip Schmidt Associate Provost, Teachers College Western Governors University
David Steiner Dean, School of Education Hunter College
Jennifer Stern Executive Director, Talent Management Janus Education Alliance and Denver Public Schools
Julie Underwood Dean, School of Education University of Wisconsin-Madison
Randi Weingarten President American Federation of Teachers
Bob Wise President Alliance for Excellent Education
Donna Wiseman Dean, College of Education University of Maryland

*Terry Holliday assumed the role of co-chair upon the resignation of Gene Harris, Superintendent and CEO, Columbus City Schools, in December 2012.

Designees at the December meeting:

  • Jarrod Bolte for Andres Alonso
  • Andy Coons for Haydee Rodriguez
  • Shannon Hagerman for Jennifer Stern
  • Mariana Haynes for Bob Wise
  • Christine Mason for Gail Connelly
  • Dyan Smiley for Randi Weingarten
  • Linda Tomlinson for Christopher Koch