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Credit: Courtesy of Nínive Clements Calegari

National Advisory Council member Nínive Clements Calegari is the cofounder of 826 Valencia and the CEO of 826 National, which are nonprofit tutoring, writing, and publishing organizations. Before teaching in her family's hometown in Mexico, Calegari worked at Leadership High School, San Francisco's first charter school, where she also served on the school's board of directors.

Calegari founded the Teacher Salary Project, which uses documentary film and the Internet to advocate for changing how and how much teachers get paid in the United States. Calegari also coauthored Teachers Have It Easy: The Big Sacrifices and Small Salaries of America's Teachers. She earned a master's degree from Harvard University's Graduate School of Education.

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