Program Profiles
Jonathan Raymond

Current Title
Executive Director
Current Organization
Massachusetts COVID-19 Relief Fund

Pre-Program Information


Previous Title
President and Chief Executive Officer
Previous Organization
Commonwealth Corporation
Previous Organization Sector
Government

The Broad Academy 2006


There is no one magic solution to fixing any broken organization, including a public school system. The solution requires both the strategic and tactical aspects of leadership and management. That means having a vision of what the schools should be and doing the hard work of driving improvements in performance without forgetting that education isn’t the same as manufacturing millions of widgets that are exactly alike.

As superintendent of Sacramento City Unified School District, Jonathan Raymond had an infectious commitment to do “whatever it takes for kids.” During his tenure, summer programs expanded, home-school visits and new parent partnerships were established and schools began focusing more systematically on students’ social and emotional needs. As a result, the district’s dropout rate fell by 17 percentage points and some of its lowest-performing schools made tremendous gains in student performance.

Current Title
Executive Director
Current Organization
Massachusetts COVID-19 Relief Fund

Pre-Program Information


Previous Title
President and Chief Executive Officer
Previous Organization
Commonwealth Corporation
Previous Organization Sector
Government