David Wakelyn, PhD, Vice Chair
As K-12 Policy Lead at The College Board, David
currently leads a team that works with states and districts to rethink their assessment and accountability policies in support of college and career readiness.
was previously education policy advisor to Governor Andrew Cuomo, where he
led the effort to revamp the state's teacher evaluation law.
From 2005-2011, David was Program Director at the National Governors Association (NGA) Center for Best Practices, where he headed projects on high school reform and efforts to improve instruction.
also worked on the development of the Common Core State Standards.
is the author of Raising Rigor, Getting Results: Lessons Learned from AP Expansion, "Increasing College Success: A Roadmap for Governors" and is co-author of "Retooling Career Technical Education."
Previously, he worked for America's Choice School Design and researched efforts to turn around low-performing schools in Chicago and Kentucky.
David began his career as a middle school math teacher in South Central Los Angeles.
David earned a B.A. in American History from Vanderbilt University, a M.A. in Public Policy from the Robert LaFollette Institute and Ph.D. in Education Policy from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.