Jonas Chartock


  • Achievement gap
  • African American students
  • Charter schools
  • Civil rights
  • Education reform
  • Educational pathways
  • ESEA
  • Federal policy
  • Innovative professional development
  • Leadership
  • Low-income students
  • Measures of effective teaching
  • Minority students
  • Poverty
  • Principals
  • Professional development
  • Race and diversity
  • School choice
  • School reform
  • State policy
  • Teacher assessment
  • Teacher certification programs
  • Teacher compensation
  • Teacher development
  • Teacher effectiveness
  • Teacher quality
  • Teacher recruitment and retention
  • Teacher support
  • Tenure
  • Urban education
  • Workplace issues

During Jonas Chartock’s tenure as its first CEO, Leading Educators has become a key resource to school districts, charter networks and policy makers in their efforts to maximize the leadership development of highly effective teachers. He oversees the organization’s operations, strategy, outreach and growth. Chartock joined Leading Educators from the Charter Schools Institute of the State University of New York, where he served as executive director of the nation’s largest university-based charter school authorizer. Previously, he served as the founding president and CEO of the Charter School Policy Institute (CSPI) in Austin, Texas, and as executive director of Teach For America in Houston. Chartock began his career as a teacher with Teach For America in the Compton Unified School District. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University, master’s degrees from Chapman University and Harvard University, and a doctorate in educational leadership from The University of Texas at Austin.