Board and Emeritus Members

The Education Trust’s Board of Directors provides guidance, oversight, and support. We’re grateful for their wise counsel and enduring commitment to equity and justice.

Board of Directors

Arturo Pacheco

Arturo Pacheco

Director, Center for Research on Education Reform, University of Texas, El Paso

Arturo Pacheco retired in 2015 as El Paso Electric Company Professor of Education Research and director of the Center…

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David V. Britt

David V. Britt

President and CEO (retired), Sesame Workshop

David V. B. Britt is a member of the Board on Children, Youth, and Families at the National Academies…

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James Forman Jr.

James Forman Jr.

Professor of Law, Yale Law School

A professor at Yale Law School, his alma mater, James Forman was a law clerk early in his career…

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John B. King Jr.
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John B. King Jr.

President and CEO

John B. King Jr. is the president and CEO of The Education Trust, a national nonprofit organization that seeks…

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José Luis Cruz

José Luis Cruz

President, Lehman College

José Luis Cruz is president of Lehman College of the City University of New York. Before coming to Lehman,…

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Peter Groff

Peter Groff

Former President, Colorado Senate

Peter C. Groff is the principal and chief strategist at MCG2 Consulting, LLC, and is a noted education policy…

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Russlynn Ali

Russlynn Ali

Managing Director, Education, Emerson Collective

Russlynn Ali is managing director of the education fund at the Emerson Collective. Previously, she served as assistant secretary…

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Yolie Flores

Yolie Flores

Former School Board Member, Los Angeles Unified School District

Yolie Flores is chief program officer for the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading, a collaborative effort of foundations, nonprofits, states,…

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Founder and President Emeritus

Kati Haycock

Kati Haycock

Founder and CEO (Retiring)

Kati Haycock is one of the nation's leading advocates in the field of education.She currently serves as CEO of…

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Emeritus Members