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Chris Meyer
Founder and CEO

P-12

  • Charter schools
  • Education reform
  • School choice
  • State of education
  • State policy

A Louisiana native, Chris Meyer is an educator who has been involved in local reform efforts in instrumental ways. Meyer led the Recovery School District’s Office of Portfolio and served as special advisor to State Superintendent Paul Pastorek, pioneering efforts to turn around underperforming schools and shaping the legislative and regulatory framework to enable school transformation and charter school expansion. Meyer began his career in education with Teach For America in New Orleans, where he taught high school social studies and coached basketball at John McDonogh High School. Following Hurricane Katrina, Meyer led over 200 students who had evacuated to achieve significant academic gains. Meyer received his undergraduate degree, Phi Beta Kappa, summa cum laude from Tulane University and his master’s degree from Harvard University. He was also a member of the 2008-2009 White House Fellowship class, where he served as special assistant to the U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates. Meyer and his wife Alice, a former turnaround charter school principal, have two sons, Benet and Palmer.