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YES! I want to be a part of the Chairman's Council!

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Be a part of the Chairman's Council!

The members of the Chairman’s Council play a critical role in furthering the mission of Teaching Matters by serving as ambassadors and philanthropic leaders. Their unwavering commitment is instrumental in expanding our reach, providing valuable guidance, and fostering meaningful connections with key stakeholders, community leaders and potential partners. Through their dedication of time and talent, each member of the Chairman’s Council makes a significant contribution to the advancement of our mission to close the opportunity gap of a radically unequal education system for under-served and historically marginalized children.

Members of the Chairman’s Council receive:

  • Opportunities to volunteer in the schools that we serve, working one-on-one or in small groups with some of our most struggling readers
  • Invitations to small gatherings with Teaching Matters leadership, authors and other experts in childhood education to gain an insider's perspective, learn more about the public school system and have their questions answered in an intimate setting
  • Priority placement on all of our school visits, which happen several times a year
  • An invitation to our annual Chairman’s Council Speakers’ Series Breakfast, a panel discussion, moderated by Dr. Samantha Boardman, and featuring experts in the fields of mental health and cognitive well being, like, Erika Christakis, Dr. Dilip Jeste, Dr. Gabriele Oettingen, Dr. Aliza Pressman, Lenore Skenazy, and many others.
  • Branded promotional items

2023 Members

Dana Creel, Co-Chair

Ami Javeri, Co-Chair

Simone Mailman, Co-Chair

Amanda Ross Bacon

Ariadne Calvo-Platero

Marina Livanos Colettis

Jean Colin

Mary Dillow

Maja DuBrul

Ingrid Edelman*

Meaghan McRaith Egan

Lise B. Evans

Patricia Farman-Farmaian*

Danielle Ganek

Diana Heldfond

Amelia Junquera

Cynthia Ketchum

Trinka LaBranche

Valerie Ohrstrom

Molly O'Meara Sheehan

Simona Stevens

Gala Prabhu

Gillian Steel

Dorilin Stoudemire

Morella Troconis

Olga Votis

Sharon Zambrelli

*Founding Co-Chair