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K-12 Education

Strategy Leadership


Robert L. Hughes


Robert L. Hughes, director of K-12 Education in the United States Program, oversees the work to ensure that we prepare all students for success in college and career.

Sara Allan

Deputy Director

Sara Allan leads the foundation’s research to evaluate promising models in education and focuses on improving the availability and effective use of data to help school systems improve results for students.

Mary Alice Heuschel

Deputy Director

Mary Alice Heuschel, deputy director for strategy, planning and management on the K-12 Education team.

Rae Ann Knopf

Deputy Director

Rae Ann Knopf is the deputy director of policy, advocacy, and communications for United States Program.

Don Shalvey

Deputy Director

Don Shalvey oversees the foundation’s efforts to advance college ready rates in states, school districts, and networks of high performing charter schools.

Tom Stritikus

Deputy Director

Tom Stritikus is a deputy director of K-12 Education at the foundation, overseeing initiatives of personalized learning, assessment for student learning, and teacher preparation.

Carina Wong

Deputy Director

Carina Wong leads an investment portfolio focused on providing the resources necessary for teachers to improve their practice and for students to be college ready.

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