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Strategy Leadership


David Bley

Washington State

David Bley leads efforts to expand quality pre-K as well as the education, homelessness, and community work in our home state of Washington.

Jean-Claude Brizard

Senior Advisor and Deputy Director

Jean-Claude Brizard leads both the program’s P-16 Community Investment Team and several strategies to support partners to close the racial and economic opportunity gaps in Washington’s educational system.

Sarah Z. Buhayar

Deputy Director

Sarah Z. Buhayar oversees strategy, evaluation, operations, and finance for the Washington Education and Family Homelessness strategies, as well as the national Early Learning strategy.

Marquita Furness Davis

Deputy Director

Marquita Furness Davis leads the foundation’s multi-state early learning strategy which aims to ensure that all young children have access to high-quality, effective, and affordable preschool.

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