Jean-Claude Brizard

Senior Advisor, P-16 Community Investment Team, The Gates Foundation

Jean-Claude Brizard the Senior Advisor, P-16 Community Investment Team, Office of the President, US Programs and Deputy Director, Washington State Strategy, Pacific Northwest, US Programs at the Gates Foundation. Previously he was a Partner and Vice-President at Cross & Joftus where he worked with educators from across the county. He is the former Chief Executive of Chicago Public Schools and Superintendent of Schools for the Rochester, NY School District. Jean-Claude’s experience includes a 21-year career as an educator and administrator with the NYC Department of Education. He served as the Borough of Brooklyn Regional Superintendent and Executive Director for secondary schools. Jean-Claude is a Fellow of the Broad Center, a Fellow of the third cohort of the Pahara-Aspen Institute Education Fellowship, and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.