Movers & Shakers Across the Network
March 8, 2019

The latest edition of Movers & Shakers highlights evolving leadership and major news across the Network. Read on for recent updates around organizational structures and staffing at member organizations.

Advance Illinois announced that Robin Steans has returned to the organization as president, replacing Ginger Ostro, who was executive director at the organization for the past three years. Robin was the founding Executive Director of the organization at its inception in 2008.

The Arizona Charter School Association announced Jake Logan as its new president and CEO.

The Center for American Progress announced that Scott Sargrad has been promoted to Vice President for K-12 Education Policy, replacing Catherine Brown, who recently transitioned to a senior fellow role at the organization. They also announced that Khalilah Harris will join the organization as managing director for K-12 Education Policy.

Educators for Excellence-Connecticut announced Andrea Comer as its new Executive Director.

Patricia Levesque, CEO of the Foundation for Florida’s Future and the Foundation for Excellence in Education, wrote about Florida’s historic A+ Plan for Education as it turns 20 years old later this year.

Mississippi First celebrated their 10-year anniversary with a breakfast at the State Capitol.

NewMexicoKidsCAN celebrated their one-year anniversary by looking back on their most impactful moments from their first year.

ReadyCO President Luke Ragland was recently honored by the Leadership Program of the Rockies as their 2019 “Leader in Action.”

Stand for Children Louisiana was honored by the Jefferson Chamber with the prestigious President’s Award for their work in supporting champions this past fall in the Jefferson Parish School Board elections.

For more details on movement in the sector, see The Churn, a blog from FutureEd that also highlights the latest moves in education.

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Chris Nikolic

Chris is PIE Network's Associate, Research and Advancement

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