National Advisory Council member Larry Leverett is executive director of the Panasonic Foundation, whose mission is to improve learning for all students in public school systems that have a high percentage of children in poverty. Prior to that, Leverett was a school superintendent in Greenwich, Connecticut.
His career in education has included urban and suburban experiences as a classroom teacher, an elementary school principal, an assistant superintendent, a school board member, an assistant state commissioner of education, and fifteen years as superintendent in three school districts.
Leverett has also been a mentor superintendent of doctoral interns enrolled in the Harvard University Graduate School of Education's Urban Superintendents program. He holds degrees from Virginia State College and Teachers College at Columbia University.
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