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  • Susan Sandler

    Susan Sandler

    Chair, Board of Directors
    Susan Sandler is a Trustee of the Sandler Foundation and leads funding related to education policy and other areas. Read more >
  • Linda Darling-Hammond

    Linda Darling-Hammond

    President and CEO
    Linda Darling-Hammond is President and CEO of the Learning Policy Institute and the Charles E. Ducommun Professor of Education Emeritus at Stanford University. She is author or editor of a number of award-winning books and more than 500 publications on education policy and practice. Her work focuses on achieving equitable and empowering education for all children through a focus on meaningful learning, educator quality, and adequate resources. Read more >
  • Barbara Chow

    Barbara Chow

    Board of Directors
    Barbara Chow is the director of the Education program at the Heising-Simons Foundation. Read more >
  • Kris D. Gutiérrez

    Kris D. Gutiérrez

    Board of Directors
    Kris D. Gutiérrez is Professor of Language, Literacy and Culture at the University of California, Berkeley Graduate School of Education. Read more >
  • Sherrilyn Ifill

    Sherrilyn Ifill

    Board of Directors
    Sherrilyn Ifill is the seventh President and Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. Read more >
  • David Lyon

    David Lyon

    Board of Directors
    David Lyon is Founding President Emeritus of the Public Policy Institute of California. Read more >
  • David Rattray

    David Rattray

    Board of Directors
    David Rattray is the Executive Vice President, Education and Workforce Development, the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce. Read more >
  • Liz Simons

    Liz Simons

    Board of Directors
    Liz Simons is the Chair of the Heising-Simons Foundation’s board of directors. Read more >
  • Stephan Turnipseed

    Stephan Turnipseed

    Board of Directors
    Stephan Turnipseed is Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer, Destination Imagination; the President Emeritus of LEGO Education North America; and former Executive Director of Strategic Partnerships for LEGO Education. Read more >
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    Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

    Senior Advisor
    Henry Louis Gates, Jr. is the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and Director of the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University. Read more >