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Jean-Claude Brizard

Deputy Director, Education


Jean-Claude leads our efforts to improve education from preschool through college, with a special focus on the elementary school years. His primary goal is to close racial and economic opportunity gaps. He is former chief executive of Chicago Public Schools, former superintendent of schools in Rochester, NY, and spent 21 years as an educator and administrator with the NYC Department of Education. A commercial pilot and native of Haiti, Jean-Claude credits his parents—both of whom were educators—with inspiring him to pursue a career in education. He is married to Dr. K. Brooke Stafford-Brizard and is the proud father of four.


Issue Areas:

Washington State Education

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