Executive Council

The Executive Council of the Metropolitan Center for Research on Equity and the Transformation of Schools, initiated by Dr. Pedro Noguera, is comprised of distinguished leaders from varied disciplines and leading institutions.  The Council, through its diverse accomplishments and experiences, will assist in piloting the future growth and development of the Center.  Dr. Noguera will look to the Council as a "brain trust" to ensure that the programs and efforts of the Center continue to address the needs of urban schools in particular and public education in general.

Pedro NogueraMetropolitan Center for Urban Education, Executive Director
La Ruth GrayMetropolitan Center for Urban Education, Chair, Scholar in Residence

Darlene Burroughs, National Urban League, Director of Education and Youth.

Rosemarie Cappabianca, McGraw-Hill Education, Senior Vice President of Public and Government Affairs.

Maxine Dally, American Express, Manager, Global Sponsorship Marketing

Charlotte Frank, McGraw-Hill Companies, Senior Vice President, Research and Development

Arthur Griffin, McGraw-Hill Education, Vice President, National Urban Markets

Irving (Scoot) MacPherson, Cascade Partnership, LLC, Principal

Dennis R. Maple, Aramark Education, President

Elfreda Massie, Blackboard Connect, Inc., Senior Vice President

Michael Nettles, Educational Testing Services, Senior Vice President

Jennifer Randolph, Saatchi & Saatchi Advertising, Human Interests Department

Cassie Schwener, Schott Foundation, Vice President for Public Education

Theodore M. Shaw, Columbia Law School, Professor of Professional Practice

Michael Stewart, Standard and Poor's, Director, School Evaluation Services.

Chuck Willie, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Charles William Eliot Professor of Education, Emeritus