John E. Chubb
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
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John E. Chubb began his tenure as the president of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) on July 1, 2013. NAIS provides services to more than 1,700 schools and associations of schools in the United States and abroad, including 1,400 nonprofit, private K-12 schools in the U.S.
Prior to joining NAIS, Chubb was interim CEO of Education Sector, a nonprofit think tank, and a founder and CEO of Leeds Global Partners, an international education services and consulting firm. He also co-founded Edison Learning, Inc., a pioneering education management organization.
At Education Sector, he was responsible for funding, operating, and directing the policy work of the organization and its staff. He advised numerous foundations on education policy and has testified at hearings on Capitol Hill.
As a founding partner of Leeds Global Partners, LLC, he helped provide training for school leaders around the world, working with former U.S. Secretary of State General Colin Powell, among others. As CEO, Chubb was responsible for all business development, product and service development, and operations.
Through Edison Learning, Inc., he helped manage public schools in 20 states, serving 325,000 students. The company offers online education and supports low-performing schools. Chubb served as executive vice president and chief education officer, working directly with principals and teachers to improve the performance of schools and students.
He was a senior fellow at The Brookings Institution from 1984 through 1992 and has served as a distinguished visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University since 1999, where he is also a member of the Koret Task Force on K-12 Education. Earlier in his career, Chubb was an assistant professor of political science at Stanford University, 1978-1986, and taught courses in the politics of education, national policy, and statistics at Johns Hopkins University and at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public Policy.A prominent thought leader, Chubb’s writing has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Education Next, The Public Interest, and The American Political Science Review, among other publications. He is the author or editor of numerous books, including The Best Teachers in the World: Why We Don’t Have Them and How We Could (EdNext Books, 2012); Liberating Learning: Technology, Politics and the Future of American Education, with Terry M. Moe (Jossey Bass, 2009); Within Our Reach: How America Can Educate Every Child (Roman and Littlefield, 2005); Closing the Achievement Gap, with Tom Loveless (Brookings, 2001); and Politics, Markets, and America's Schools, with Terry M. Moe (Brookings, 1990).
Chubb received his B.A. degree in political science, summa cum laude, from Washington University in St. Louis and his Ph.D. in political science from the University of Minnesota.
Read the January 15, 2013, announcement from the NAIS Board of Trustees