Jill Davidson and Greg Peters join CES as new Board Members
Dec 12, 2011 - 03:00 PM
The Coalition is thrilled to add Jill Davidson, former CES Managing Director and current Director of Publications and Communications for Educators for Social Responsibility and Greg Peters, director of the San Francisco Coalition of Essential Small Schools, as board members. Please read below for their bios.
Jill Davidson worked at the Coalition of Essential Schools twice, from 1989-1991 as Research Assistant to the Chairman, and from 2001-2011 as Publications Director and Managing Director. In 2011, Jill moved to Educators for Social Responsibility, where she is the Director of Publications and Communications. Jill lives in Providence, RI with her family, where she is an active parent leader in the Providence Public Schools and writes about education at http://providenceschools.blogspot.com
Gregory Peters is a school reform leader with a longstanding history working within both local and national efforts. As Principal of San Francisco’s Leadership High School, Gregory and his teachers effectively created a National Demonstration and Mentor School that made progress in closing the racial achievement gap and was “highly commended for… graduating all their students – of every race/ ethnicity – University of California eligible.”
Building from his successful experiences and results, Gregory now leads The San Francisco Coalition of Essential Small Schools, which, now in its sixth year, is committed “to interrupt and transform current and systemic educational inequities to ensure all students have access to personalized, equitable and high performing schools that believe and demonstrate each student can, should and will succeed.” Towards this mission, Gregory facilitates educational transformation throughout the nation.
Gregory’s instructional expertise and leadership in curriculum and school design; data based inquiry; and equity-centered professional development have resulted in a number recognitions including CESN’s “Commitment to Equity Award” and CANEC’s “Innovations in Excellence Award”.
Gregory is a candidate at California State University East Bay for his doctorate in Educational Leadership & Social Justice.