What is Great Minds?

Established in 2007, Great Minds is a Washington, D.C. based non-profit 501(c)3 organization that seeks to ensure that all students, regardless of their circumstance, receive a content-rich education in the full range of the liberal arts and sciences, including English, mathematics, history, the arts, science, and foreign languages. Since 2007 we have worked with teachers and scholars to create instructional materials, conduct research, and promote policies that support a comprehensive and high-quality education in America‚Äôs public schools. 

The Great Minds trustees are Nell McAnelly, Co-Director Emeritus of the Gordon A. Cain Center for STEM Literacy at Louisiana State University; William Kelly, Co-founder and CEO at ReelDx; Jason Griffiths, Director of Programs at the National Academy of Advanced Teacher Education; Pascal Forgione, Jr., Executive Director of the Center on K-12 Assessment and Performance Management at ETS; Lorraine Griffith, a Title I Reading Specialist at West Buncombe Elementary in Asheville, North Carolina; Bill Honig, President of the Consortium on Reading Excellence; Richard Kessler, Executive Dean of Mannes College and the New School for Music; Chi Kim, Former Superintendent, Ross School District; Karen LeFever, Executive Vice President / Chief Development Officer, ChanceLight Behavioral Health; Lynne Munson, President and Executive Director of Great Minds; and Maria Neira, former Vice President of New York State United Teachers.