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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.

Josh Edelman

Deputy Director

Josh Edelman supports the foundation’s place-based delivery strategy.

Mary Alice Heuschel

Deputy Director

Dr. Mary Alice Heuschel oversees the work for strategy, planning and management, and leads the strategic planning and operations, portfolio development, measurement, evaluation, and knowledge management.

Henry Hipps

Deputy Director

Henry Hipps oversees the work on improving the availability, awareness, and implementation of high leverage solutions that support teachers and increase student achievement.

Jamie Olson McKee

Deputy Director

Jamie Olson McKee supports the foundation’s place-based delivery strategy.

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.

Adam Tucker

Deputy Director

Adam Tucker supports the foundation’s place-based delivery strategy.

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