Best in Class Advisory Board

The Best in Class Advisory Board is comprised of local business and philanthropic leaders committed to ensuring every child, regardless of socio-economic status or race/ethnicity is taught by well-prepared, effective teachers. The purpose of the Advisory Board is to:

  • Engage community leaders and key stakeholders to coalesce around the importance of supporting and advancing quality teaching
  • Coordinate with other Educator Preparation & Support initiatives and support statewide efforts to impact legislation
  • Encourage communication and, when appropriate, facilitate coordination of all Educator Preparation & Support initiatives and programs (especially data sharing)
  • Identify trends and gaps, highlight best practices, and monitor progress against the regional Educator Strategic Action Plan
  • Identify, at a community level, when additional resources are needed
  • Lead (or identify leaders for) efforts to solicit and/or leverage increased resources

Advisory Board Members

<center><b>Jorge Baldor</b></center>
Jorge Baldor
Latino Center for Leadership Development
<center><b>Britton Banowsky</b></center>
Britton Banowsky
Executive Director,
College Football Playoff Foundation
<center><b>Erika Beltran</b></center>
Erika Beltran
Tarrant County Program Director , Leadership ISD
& Member, State Board of Education District 13
<center><b>Riccardo Bertocco</b></center>
Riccardo Bertocco
Bain & Co. Dallas
<center><b>Pedro Correa</b></center>
Pedro Correa
Bain & Co. Dallas
<center><b>Charles Glover</b></center>
Charles Glover
Senior Program Officer,
Meadows Foundation
<center><b>Susan Hoff</b></center>
Susan Hoff
Chief Strategy, Impact & Operations Officer,
United Way of Metropolitan Dallas
<center><b>William H. Koehler</b></center>
William H. Koehler
Former Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs,
Texas Christian University
<center><b>Jim Nelson</b></center>
Jim Nelson
Counsel, Thompson & Horton LLP,
Former Commissioner of Education, Texas Education Agency,
& Former Superintendent, Richardson ISD
<center><b>Alfreda Norman</b></center>
Alfreda Norman
Senior Vice President,
Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
<center><b>Andy Smith</b></center>
Andy Smith
Executive Director,
Texas Instruments Foundation
<center><b>George Tang</b></center>
George Tang
Chief Operating Officer,
Educate Texas
<center><b>Todd Williams</b></center>
Todd Williams
Executive Director,
The Commit! Partnership
<center><b>Cynthia Yung</b></center>
Cynthia Yung
Executive Director,
The Boone Family Foundation