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.

Ann Clark
Former superintendent, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools

Patrick Dobard
CEO, New Schools for New Orleans
Former superintendent, Louisiana Recovery School District

Howard Fuller
Director of the Institute for the Transformation of Learning, Marquette University
Former superintendent, Milwaukee Public 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

Abelardo Saavedra
Former superintendent, South San Antonio Independent School District
Former superintendent, Houston Independent School District
Former superintendent, Corpus Christi Independent School District

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