Greg Jobin-Leeds is Co-founder and Co-Chair of the Board of The Schott Foundation for Public Education. In 1993—under Mr. Jobin-Leeds’ leadership—Schott began funding the Campaign for Fiscal Equity (CFE) and later helped found the Alliance for Quality Education (AQE). Schott recruited the leadership and provided the start-up funding for the Early Education for All (EEA) campaign in Massachusetts, and regularly publishes state report cards on “Public Education and Black Male Students.”
In partnership with Teacher’s College and Columbia University, Mr. Jobin-Leeds helped launch The National Academy for Excellent Teaching to improve teaching in urban schools. Mr. Jobin-Leeds is the Founding Chair of Progressive Majority’s Leadership Circle, which is highly successful at electing bold state candidates committed to racial and economic justice, public education and health care.
He is a founding Executive Board Member of Congresswoman Barbara Lee’s One Voice PAC, which is successful in electing progressive federal candidates who have strong platforms on public education, racial and economic justice. Early in his career, he worked as a high school English teacher, then he trained adult literacy teachers and more recently he has worked to increase political access for disenfranchised populations.
Mr. Jobin-Leeds has a master’s degree from Teacher’s College, Columbia University, and more than twenty-five years of education, public policy, media, community organizing and leadership experience.more » « less