Meet TNTP’s Board of Directors: trusted advisors and national leaders who share our vision of vibrant public schools.
Dr. C. Kent McGuire, ChairPresident, Southern Education Foundation
Dr. Kent McGuire is President and CEO of the Southern Education Foundation, which advances equity and excellence in education in the American South. Previously, Kent served as the Dean of the College of Education at Temple University, as Senior Vice President at MDRC, and as Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education in the Clinton administration. He received his PhD in public administration from the University of Colorado at Boulder, his MA in education administration and policy from Columbia University Teacher’s College, and his BA in economics from the University of Michigan.
Mr. Luis AvilaVice President, 270 Strategies
Luis Avila is a Vice President with 270 Strategies. Before that he served as National Program Director at Stand for Children, a non-profit grassroots advocacy organization, where he worked with parents to mobilize thousands of voters to protect funding and access to high-quality schools for their children. A longtime community organizer, Luis has held positions including Field Organizer in New Mexico for President Obama’s 2008 campaign and Field Director at Arizona State University’s ADA Parent Education Program. Born in Culiacan Sinaloa, Mexico, Luis founded a youth publication in Queretaro at the age of 16 to give students a chance to voice their opinions on social and political issues.
Mr. Chris BierlyPartner, Bain & Company, Inc.
Chris Bierly is a partner and director at Bain & Company and is the global head of the firm’s education practice. He has more than 25 years of management consulting experience, advising leaders across the private, public, and non-profit sectors on their most complex management challenges. Chris has worked with clients across a number of industries, including education, media, consumer products, restaurants, and retail. He leads Bain’s education, music, and restaurant practices. He serves on the University of Virginia Arts Council and is a senior advisor to Endeavor. Chris earned an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BS in commerce from the University of Virginia.
Mr. Matt GlickmanChairman, NovoEd
Matt Glickman is a successful serial entrepreneur, having co-founded and served as CEO of both BabyCenter and Merced Systems. Currently, he is a lecturer in entrepreneurship at Stanford Graduate School of Business, serves as Chairman of NovoEd and advises several other start-ups and non-profits. Previously, he has advised or served on the board of Teach For America, New Schools Venture Fund and KIPP Bay Area. He has also worked at Intuit and Bain & Company. Glickman graduated an Arjay Miller Scholar from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He also holds an MA from the Stanford School of Education and is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Amherst College.
Ms. Kati HaycockPresident, The Education Trust
Kati Haycock is one of the nation’s leading advocates in the field of education. She currently serves as president of The Education Trust, a national nonprofit advocacy organization that promotes high academic achievement for all students at all levels, particularly for students of color and low-income students. Previously, she served as executive vice president of the Children’s Defense Fund, and founded and served as president of The Achievement Council. She also served as director of Outreach and Student Affirmative Action programs for the nine-campus University of California system.
Mr. Michael HayesPartner, KPMG
Michael Hayes is a partner in KPMG's alternative investment industry practicing out of the firm's Stamford, Connecticut office. He has worked with a number of hedge funds, private equity funds, and endowment clients. Mike has deep industry knowledge in financial reporting, internal controls, valuation and governance. Mike is a certified public accountant, a member of the AICPA and various state CPA societies, and a member of the Connecticut Hedge Fund Association. He graduated from Mercy College with a BS in Public Accounting. Mike is also the Treasurer and Board member of Inspricia, Inc., a health and welfare organization in Stamford.
Mr. Paul PastorekCo-Executive Director, Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation
Paul Pastorek is co-executive director of the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation's education work. Paul has over 30 years of legal, management and public service experience. He served as Superintendent to the Louisiana Department of Education from 2007 to 2011, raising state accountability standards and overseeing the rebuilding of the New Orleans school system after Hurricane Katrina. He sat on the Louisiana State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education from 1996 to 2004. Paul received both his undergraduate and JD degrees from Loyola University in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Mr. Dennis M. WalcottPresident and CEO, Queens Library
Dennis M. Walcott served as Chancellor of the New York City Department of Education from 2011 through 2013, following more than eight years as Deputy Mayor for Education and Community Development. As Chancellor, Walcott led transformational change across a system of more than 1,800 schools with 1.1 million students, 136,000 employees, and a $24 billion budget. Over the course of Walcott’s tenure as Deputy Mayor and Chancellor, the high school graduation rate soared to an all-time high, the dropout rate fell by half, and college and career readiness more than doubled. A former kindergarten teacher, Walcott holds a BA and MA in education from the University of Bridgeport and an MSW from Fordham University.