Brett Peiser is chief executive officer of Uncommon Schools, a non-profit charter management organization that starts and manages urban charter public schools that prepare first-generation students to get to and through college. Uncommon Schools educates 20,000 K-12 students across 53 schools in Boston, Camden, Newark, New York City, and Rochester. In 2013, Uncommon Schools was the recipient of the Broad Prize for Public Charter Schools and, according to a national study of charter schools, Uncommon low-income students performed so well in math and reading that the effects of being at an Uncommon school ?completely cancel out the negative effect associated with being a student in poverty.? Prior to becoming chief executive officer, Brett served as founding managing director of Uncommon Schools New York City. He is the founder and former principal and executive director of Boston Collegiate Charter School, a graduate of New York City Public Schools, and a former History Teacher at Midwood High School in Brooklyn. Brett received a BA from Brown University and a MPP degree from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and is a recipient of the Broad Fellowship for Education Leaders.