John Chubb, a distinguished visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution and a member of the Koret Task Force on K–12 Education, was appointed the new president of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), effective July 1, 2013. In a statement, search committee chair Jack Creeden said:
John was selected for his lifelong dedication to education; his deep understanding of the issues facing schools today; and his numerous honors, distinctions, and achievements. As both a thought leader and innovative practitioner, Dr. Chubb has made substantial contributions to the quality of American education, especially for those most in need. His knowledge, leadership skills, intellectual depth, and remarkable ability to communicate are the very qualities that will allow NAIS to serve its members in an increasingly challenging world and to ensure that their voice is heard at the highest levels of educational policy. These are the attributes that member school leaders emphasized as important when we requested input at the beginning of the presidential search process.
Chubb will be stepping down as the interim CEO of Education Sector, a nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization based in Washington, DC. Chubb previously served as the founder, senior executive vice president, and chief education officer for EdisonLearning and as the founder and CEO of Leeds Global Partners.
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