Coaches & Mentors

The Broad Center’s coaches & mentors are lifelong educators who are uniquely equipped to support our network members. These veteran urban school-system leaders provide invaluable insight to help leaders grow and develop through one-on-one mentoring and other professional development programming.

Chris Barbic
Former superintendent, Tennessee Achievement School District
Founder and former CEO, YES Prep Public Schools

Ann Clark
Former superintendent, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools

Lillian Lowery
Former superintendent of schools, Maryland Department of Education
Former secretary of education, Delaware Department of Education
Former superintendent, Christina School District

Deborah McGriff
Former superintendent, Detroit Public Schools

Jim McIntyre
Former superintendent, Knox County Schools

Patrick Dobard 
Former superintendent, Recovery School District of Louisiana

Hanna  Skandera
Former secretary of education, New Mexico Public Education Department

John Simpson
Former superintendent, Norfolk Public Schools, Virginia
Former superintendent, Ann Arbor Public Schools
Former superintendent, North Chicago Community Unit School District