President & CEO, The Cooper Foundation

Every child in New Jersey should have access to the best teachers, a safe learning environment and be held to the highest standards possible. Unfortunately, not every child in New Jersey is granted these basic necessities, but that can change. Renaissance schools in Camden have begun to show what is possible when our State’s leaders join together and come up with creative solutions to ensure our kids have the best opportunities to succeed in school. I joined the JerseyCAN board because I believe we must be innovative, research-driven and urgent in the mission to make sure all students across the State have access to high quality schools, regardless of where they live.