Gene Carter
Emeritus Executive Director

James Comer
Maurice Falk Professor of Child Psychiatry, Yale Child Study Center
Associate Dean, Yale School of Medicine

Linda Darling-Hammond
Charles Ducommun Professor of Education Emerita and Faculty Director,
Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education
Stanford University School of Education

Marian Wright Edelman
Children’s Defense Fund

Daniel Goleman
Author of Emotional Intelligence and Social Intelligence

Eileen Rockefeller Growald
Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning

Michael Hartoonian
Scholar in Residence, Hamline University

Mary Hatwood-Futrell
Former President, National Education Association
Professor, Graduate School of Education and Human Development,
George Washington University

Jonathan Kozol
Author of Savage Inequalities, Amazing Grace, The Shame of the Nation,
and Fire in the Ashes

Deborah Meier
Author of The Power of Their Ideas;
Founding Principal, Mission Hill School and Central Park East School
Senior Scholar, New York University

Gabriella Morris
Senior Vice President, UNICEF Bridge Fund

Sonia Nieto
Professor Emerita, School of Education
University of Massachusetts-Amherst
Author of Affirming Diversity and Finding Joy in Teaching
Students of Diverse Backgrounds

Pedro Noguera
Professor of Education, University of California Los Angeles
Director, Center for the Study of School Transformation

Robert Peterkin
Director (Retired), Urban Superintendents Program
Harvard Graduate School of Education

Deborah Prothrow-Stith
Dean, College of Medicine
Charles R. Drew University

Charles Slater
Professor, College of Education
California State University Long Beach