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Audience in Lecture






Chief Executive Officer


Children’s Bureau of New Orleans


Dr. Jonas Chartock is an experienced, creative executive leader with a demonstrated history of impact working in the nonprofit and government sectors. His career focus is on moving leaders and organizations to greater awareness, action, and impact in the advancement of social justice. A leadership and strategy consultant, Jonas focuses his strategic advising on topics regarding racial equity in the workplace, executive leadership, and succession planning. He is also the co-founder and chief learning officer of the Southern Equity Collective, a majority Black-, women-owned consulting company that works with corporations and nonprofit organizations to develop awareness, policy, and practice in anti-racism. Before that, Jonas was the national founder and first chief executive officer of Leading Educators. During his tenure as its first chief executive officer, Leading Educators became a key resource to school districts, charter networks, and policy makers in their efforts to maximize the leadership development and ultimate impact of highly effective teachers. Jonas oversaw the organization’s operations, strategy, outreach, and growth. He came to Leading Educators from the Charter Schools Institute of the State University of New York where he served as executive director of the nation’s largest university-based charter school authorizer. Previously, he served as the founding president and chief executive officer of the Charter School Policy Institute (CSPI) in Austin, Texas, and as executive director of Teach For America in Houston, Texas. Jonas began his career as a teacher with Teach For America in the Compton Unified School District. He holds a BA from Cornell University, MA from Chapman University, EdM from Harvard University, and earned his EdD in educational leadership at the University of Texas at Austin. Jonas is also an actor and amateur musician, and he resides in New Orleans, LA, with his son.

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