Melinda George


  • Academic standards
  • College preparation
  • Common Core
  • Education reform
  • Educational standards
  • High schools
  • Leadership and governance
  • Professional development
  • School reform
  • Teacher recruitment and retention
  • Teacher support
  • Technology and learning

Melinda George, president of National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future, leads NCTAF’s charge to build a research-based framework of policies and practices that ensures every child has access to a competent, caring teacher in a school organized for success. George oversees NCTAF’s research, policy, and implementation projects, develops and maintains strategic partnerships, and provides thought leadership about teaching for the 21st century. George served as NCTAF’s vice president and chief operating officer from 2011 to 2013. Prior to NCTAF, George was the senior director of education strategic relations at PBS, where she developed national partnerships and oversaw the development of PBS TeacherLine. From 2002 to 2006, George was the executive director of the State Educational Technology Directors Association. Earlier in her career, George was a fourth and fifth grade teacher in the District of Columbia Public Schools. She also developed the state education technology advocacy program for the Software and Information Industry Association. She holds a master’s degree in public administration from American University and a bachelor’s in American culture from Vassar College.