Credit: Courtesy of Larry Leverett
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.
- He wrote or is featured in the following Edutopia content:
- A Superintendent Supports Emotional Intelligence: Making the Connection Between Academics and Emotions
- Engaging the Public: A Superintendent's View
- Are Teacher Unions the Problem?: A Clear Look at a Cloudy Issue
- Closing the Achievement Gap: "All Children Can Learn"
- Everybody's In, Everybody Wins: A Superintendent's Approach to Community Engagement
- On Educating Educators: Top Training Is the Bottom Line
- Reaching Performance Parity: A Shared Reality About the Achievement Gap
- Superintendents in Action: One Small Step Toward Reform, One Giant Leap for Students
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