Ilene Berman
Senior Associate for Education


  • Graduation rate
  • Reading and literacy
  • State policy

Ilene Berman is a senior associate for education at the Annie E. Casey Foundation, where she is a member of the team developing the Evidence2Success framework. She also oversees grants that expand the availability and utilization of evidence-based programs. Before joining the foundation in 2011, Berman was program director at the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices Education Division and led projects on policy issues, including the Common Core State Standards. In addition to authoring publications, she has been a member of national advisory boards dedicated to advancing education reform. Berman has also served as a director at the Council for Basic Education and National Clearinghouse for Comprehensive School Reform. She taught high school English for eight years in Washington, D.C. and graduate courses at The George Washington University. Berman holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Pennsylvania in English and education, a master’s degree in liberal studies from St. John’s College and a doctorate in education policy and administration from The George Washington University.