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Education Reform Team


Anne Wicks
Anne Wicks Ann Kimball Johnson Director of the Education Reform Initiative George W. Bush Institute Full Bio
Eva Myrick Chiang
Eva Myrick Chiang Director, Evaluation and Research George W. Bush Institute Full Bio
Justine Taylor-Raymond
Justine Taylor-Raymond Program Manager, Education Reform George W. Bush Institute Full Bio
Alex Dowdy
Alex Dowdy Associate, Education Reform George W. Bush Institute Full Bio


Robert Balfanz
Robert Balfanz Fellow, Middle School Matters George W. Bush Institute Full Bio
Matthew Clifford
Matthew Clifford Advisor, Education Reform George W. Bush Institute Full Bio
Mark Dynarski
Mark Dynarski Fellow, Education Reform George W. Bush Institute Full Bio
Steve  Tozer
Steve Tozer Fellow, Education Reform Full Bio

Advisory Council

Hanna Skandera, Chair
Former Secretary of Public Education, New Mexico Department of Education

John Bailey
Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Fellow; Former Special Assistant to President Bush for Domestic Policy

David Chard, Ph.D.
Dean ad interim, Wheelock College of Education & Human Development, Boston University

James B. Hunt, Jr.
Former Governor of North Carolina; Foundation Chair, the Hunt Institute

Daniel “Danny” P. King, Ph.D.
Superintendent, Pharr-San Juan-Alamo Independent School District, Texas

Stephanie L. Knight, Ph.D.
Dean, Simmons School of Education & Human Development, SMU

James "Jim" S. Lanich, Ph.D
President & CEO, Educational Results Partnership (ERP)

Mark Okada
Co-founder and Chief Investment Officer of Highland Capital Management, L.P.

Paul Pastorek
Managing Partner, Pastorek Partners; Former Superintendent of Education, Louisiana 

Florence Shapiro
Former Texas State Senator

Jeremy Smith
Co-President, Rainwater Charitable Foundation

Grover “Russ” J. Whitehurst, Ph.D.
Senior Fellow, Economic Studies, Center on Children and Families, Brookings Institution; Editor, Evidence Speaks Project

Amy Wilkins

Senior Vice President, National Alliance for Public Charter Schools

Contact Us

Contact the Education Reform team: educationreform@bushcenter.org.

Media inquiries: Sarah Boynton, media@bushcenter.org