Program Officer, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
As an Education Program Officer at the Hewlett Foundation, Marc Chun works to develop and implement grantmaking for the Program’s Deeper Learning initiative. He works with the Education Program’s Deeper Learning Network, which is a consortium of ten school operators that oversee more than 400 schools in thirty-seven states; the Network serves to demonstrate the effectiveness of educating students in deeper learning skills. Chun also... Read More →
Director of External Relations, High Tech High Graduate School of Education
Laura is the master of ceremonies for DL2016. Email, tweet or text her with any questions or wonderings for your time at DL2016! Laura is the Director of External Relations and the Director of Education Leadership Academy. Laura was a founding teacher of High Tech Middle and was the principal of two HTH sites (HTM and HTH Albuquerque) and worked in comprehensive schools prior to her work at HTH. As the Director of External Relations, Laura... Read More →
Co-Founder, High Tech High
Rob Riordan, Ed.D., retired, is a co-founder of High Tech High and former President of the HTH Graduate School of Education. A teacher, trainer, and program developer for over 40 years, he has worked with teams to develop 14 new schools (11 at High Tech High) spanning the K-12 years. As a long-time teacher in the Cambridge (MA) Rindge and Latin School, Rob developed an award-winning writing center and two pioneering school-to-work... Read More →
Executive Director, High School for Recording Arts
Tony Simmons is the Executive Director of High School for Recording Arts (HSRA), an independent public charter school, and Vice President of Studio 4 Enterprises, an educational services and management company.
While working with numerous national recording artists and record companies as an entertainment lawyer, Tony met David Ellis and assisted him in the formation of Studio 4/High School for Recording Arts. During that time, he... Read More →
Founder & Sr. Strategic Advisor, Internationals Network for Public Schools
I am passionate, and have been for more than 45 years, about equitable deeper learning, and have focused in particular on equity for multi-lingual/English language learners and educating and integrating immigrants so that they can pursue their dreams and become full participants in democratic society.