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Jean-Claude Brizard

Educator and Administrator

New York City Department of Education

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New York City Department of Education

65 Court Street Room 304

Brooklyn, New York,11201

United States

Company Description

The New York City Department of Education provides challenging standards-based instructional practices and highly engaging learning opportunities to children with exceptional capacity or creative talent. Gifted and talented programs are district-based and begi... more.

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Employment History

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Cross & Joftus LLC


President

UpSpring Education Group


Principal

George Westinghouse High School


Adjunct Lecturer of Physics

New York City College of Technology


Superintendent

District


Principal

Westinghouse


Chief Executive Officer

Chicago Public Schools


Affiliations

Aspen Institute

Fellow


The Broad Center

Fellow


School Leaders Network

Board Member


Great Black Speakers LLC

Senior Advisor


College Board

Senior Advisor


Capital City Public Charter School

Board Member


Field Museum

Senior Advisor, Board of Trustees


VIVA Teachers

Board Member


Chicago Field Museum of Natural History

National Trustee


Education Equality Project

Board Member


City Year Inc

Board Member


EdNET Conference

Advisory Board Member


Market Data Retrieval

Advisory Board Member


Infobuyers

Senior Advisor


The Heller Reports

Senior Advisor


Adler Planetarium

Officio Trustee


United Way of Greater Rochester Inc

Board Member


EDnet

Advisory Boards Member


New York State Council of School Superintendents

Executive Committee


iMentor Inc

Board of Advisors Member


GED-Plus

Founder


MetroTech Center

Board Member


AVID

Board Member


New York State Advisory Panel

Member


The Computing Technology Industry Association Inc

Advisory Council Member


The Broad Superintendents Academy

Fellow


Asbury First United Methodist Church

Member


The National Association of Haitian Professionals

Host Committee Member


American Association of School Administrators

Executive Committee Member


United States

Secretary of Education


Teach for America DC Region

Board Member


Rochester Association of Paraprofessionals

Member, Board


Rochester School

Superintendent


Education

Broad Academy


Broad Superintendent's Academy


Jefferson High School


Superintendents' Academy of the Broad Center for the Management of School Systems


Bachelor's Degree

Chemistry

Queens College


Master's Degree

School Administration & Supervision

City College of New York


Master's Degree

School Administration & Supervision

The City College of New York


Master's Degree

Science Education

Queens College


Master's Degree with honors

School Administration & Supervision

The City University of New York/City College of New York


Masters

Education

City College of New York for School Administration and Supervision


associate degrees


bachelor's degree

international studies

State University of New York at Brockport


master's degree

State University of New York at Brockport


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Staff and Board of Directors | School Leaders Network --- Connect | Lead | Succeed

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Jean-Claude Brizard
President UpSpring Education Group Jean-Claude Brizard is President of UpSpring Education Group. He is former CEO of Chicago Public Schools and former superintendent of the Rochester, NY School District. Under Mr. Brizard's leadership, both districts saw substantial improvements in student performance. His experience includes a 21-year career as an educator and administrator with the NYC Department of Education. Mr. Brizard is a Fellow of the Broad Center, a Fellow of the third class of the Pahara-Aspen Education Fellowship, and a member of the Aspen Institute's Global Leadership Network.


nahpconference.org

Jean-Claude Brizard
President of UpSpring Education Group Former Chief Executive of Chicago Public Schools Jean-Claude Brizard is President of UpSpring Education Group, a network of highly experienced education practitioners and education sector leaders who partner with mid-sized, high poverty districts to build transformational plans for reform, ensure the capacity to execute with excellence and design toward a community's ultimate measure of success. Mr. Brizard spent the 2013 calendar year as an advisor to the leadership of College Board developing the organization's career readiness initiative. This engagement culminated in a strategic plan for integrating career readiness into the College Board's mission and a special supplement that was published as part of the 45 th edition of the PDK/Gallup Poll of the Public's Attitudes Toward the Public Schools. He is the former Chief Executive of Chicago Public Schools. Prior to his appointment in Chicago, he was Superintendent of Schools for the Rochester, NY School District. Under Mr. Brizard's leadership, both the Chicago Public Schools and the Rochester City School District saw substantial improvements in student performance. He introduced a comprehensive change agenda across the Chicago Public Schools, including closing a significant budget gap of more than $1.3B over two fiscal years while preserving core reforms and investing in classrooms. He developed a new framework for teaching and the system saw record increases in student achievement, graduation rates and on college readiness benchmarks. He created a Blueprint for reform that will continue to serve as roadmap for years to come. Mr. Brizard's experience also includes a 21-year career as an educator and administrator with the NYC Department of Education. He served as a Regional Superintendent, supervising more than 100 schools in the Borough of Brooklyn and he also served as the system's Executive Director for secondary schools. He is a National Trustee of the Chicago Field Museum of Natural History, Teach for America DC Region, founding board chair of Anseye Pou Ayiti (Teach for Haiti) and New Voice Strategies (VIVA Teachers). A licensed commercial pilot, Mr. Brizard credits his parents-both of whom were educators-with inspiring him to pursue a career in education. He holds a Master's Degree with honors in School Administration & Supervision from The City University of New York/City College of New York and a Master's Degree in Science Education from Queens College, as well as a Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry from Queens College. Mr. Brizard is a Fellow of the Broad Center, a Fellow of the third class of the Pahara-Aspen Education Fellowship, and a member of the Aspen Institute's Global Leadership Network.


About Us - Cross & Joftus | Edstrategies

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Jean-Claude Brizard
Jean-Claude Brizard is President of UpSpring Education Group, a network of highly experienced education practitioners and education sector leaders who partner with mid-sized, high poverty districts to build transformational plans for reform, ensure the capacity to execute with excellence and help redefine the way that success is measured. Mr. Brizard spent the 2013 calendar year as an advisor to the leadership of College Board developing the organization's career readiness initiative. This engagement culminated in a strategic plan for integrating career readiness into the College Board's mission and a special supplement that was published as part of the 45th edition of the PDK/Gallup Poll of the Public's Attitudes Toward the Public Schools. He is the former Chief Executive of Chicago Public Schools. Prior to his appointment in Chicago, he was Superintendent of Schools for the Rochester, NY School District. Under Mr. Brizard's leadership, both the Chicago Public Schools and the Rochester City School District saw substantial improvements in student performance. He introduced a comprehensive change agenda across the Chicago Public Schools, including closing a significant budget gap of more than $1.3B over two fiscal years while preserving core reforms and investing in classrooms. He developed a new framework for teaching and the system saw record increases in student achievement, graduation rates and on college readiness benchmarks. He created a Blueprint for reform that will continue to serve as roadmap for years to come. Mr. Brizard's experience also includes a 21-year career as an educator and administrator with the NYC Department of Education. He served as a Regional Superintendent, supervising more than 100 schools in the Borough of Brooklyn and he also served as the system's Executive Director for secondary schools. Mr. Brizard is a Fellow of the Broad Center and of the Aspen Institute's Global Leadership Network.


MDR's EdNET Education Networking Conference

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Jean-Claude Brizard
Senior Advisor The College Board Jean-Claude Brizard is currently a Senior Advisor at the College Board. He is the former Chief Executive of Chicago Public Schools and Superintendent of Schools for the Rochester, New York School District. Under Mr. Brizard's leadership, both the Chicago Public Schools and the Rochester City School District saw improvements in student performance. He introduced a comprehensive change agenda across the Chicago Public Schools, and the system saw record increases in student achievement, in graduation rates, and on college readiness benchmarks. Brizard also led the District's move to full adoption of the Common Core State Standards. Mr. Brizard's experience also includes a 21-year career as an educator and administrator with the New York City Department of Education. He served as a Regional Superintendent and also served as the system's Executive Director for Secondary Schools. Mr. Brizard is a Fellow of the Broad Center and the Aspen Institute's Global Leadership Network.


News | Edstrategies

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Jean-Claude Brizard joins Cross & Joftus as Partner and Vice President
Jean-Claude Brizard, a noted educator with experience as the district leader in Chicago and Rochester and as an educator and administrator in the New York City Department of Education, joins Cross & Joftus as a partner and vice president. Current partners Christopher Cross, Scott Joftus, Sharon Deich, and Monica Rosen are pleased to join with Mr. Brizard in further expanding the firm's broad expertise. In addition to helping Cross & Joftus serve existing clients, such as Omaha Public Schools and the District of Columbia's Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE), Mr. Brizard will be managing two practice areas-one devoted to helping local and state leaders transform under-performing school systems and another focused on education-to-career policies and practices at the local and state levels. Mr. Brizard spent the 2013 calendar year as an advisor to the leadership of College Board developing the organization's career-readiness initiative. This engagement culminated in a strategic plan for integrating career readiness into the College Board's mission and a special supplement that was published as part of the 45th edition of the PDK/Gallup Poll of the Public's Attitudes Toward the Public Schools. He is the former Chief Executive of Chicago Public Schools. Prior to his appointment in Chicago, he was Superintendent of Schools for the Rochester (NY) School District. Under Mr. Brizard's leadership, both the Chicago Public Schools and the Rochester City School District saw substantial improvements in student performance. He introduced a comprehensive change agenda across the Chicago Public Schools, including closing a significant budget gap of more than $1.3 billion over two fiscal years while preserving core reforms and investing in classrooms. He developed a new framework for teaching, and the system saw record increases in student achievement, graduation rates, and on college-readiness benchmarks. He created a Blueprint for reform that will continue to serve as roadmap for years to come. Mr. Brizard's experience also includes a 21-year career as an educator and administrator with the New York City Department of Education, finishing his tenure as a Regional Superintendent, supervising more than 100 schools in the Borough of Brooklyn. He is a National Trustee of the Chicago Field Museum of Natural History, board member of Teach for America DC Region and New Voices Strategies (VIVA Teachers - a teacher voice organization), and founding board chair of Anseye Pou Ayiti (Teach for Haiti). In addition, Mr. Brizard is a Fellow of the Broad Center, a Fellow of the Pahara-Aspen Institute Education Fellowship, and a member of the Aspen Institute's Global Leadership Network. A licensed commercial pilot, Mr. Brizard credits his parents-both of whom were educators-with inspiring him to pursue a career in education. "We are thrilled that Jean-Claude is joining Cross & Joftus," said chairman Christopher Cross. "Aside from his unmatched experience and knowledge of the field, Jean-Claude is a highly principled, incredibly engaging leader who believes that public schools can and must educate all children if our country is going to be successful. Jean-Claude Brizard discusses the keys to great Career-Technical Education in College Board article C&J partner Jean-Claude Brizard details the core components of successful Career-Technical Education programs and explains the way forward for strong CTE development in Toward a Common Model of Career-Technical Education. Jean-Claude Brizard Jean-Claude Brizard is a Partner and Vice President of the education policy consulting firm Cross & Joftus, where he leads the firm's school and district transformation work with states and districts as well as the firm's CTE and workforce development practice area. Brizard is a noted educator with experience as the district leader in Chicago and Rochester and as an educator and administrator in the New York City Department of Education. Prior to joining the firm, Brizard was president of UpSpring Education Group, a network of highly experienced education practitioners and education sector leaders who partner with mid-sized, high-poverty districts to build transformational plans for reform, ensure the capacity to execute with excellence and help redefine the way that success is measured. Brizard spent the 2013 calendar year as an advisor to the leadership of College Board developing the organization's career readiness initiative. This engagement culminated in a strategic plan for integrating career readiness into the College Board's mission and a special supplement that was published as part of the 45th edition of the PDK/Gallup Poll of the Public's Attitudes Toward the Public Schools. Brizard is the former Chief Executive of Chicago Public Schools. Prior to his appointment in Chicago, he was Superintendent of Schools for the Rochester, NY School District. Under Brizard's leadership, both the Chicago Public Schools and the Rochester City School District saw substantial improvements in student performance. Brizard introduced a comprehensive change agenda across the Chicago Public Schools, including closing a significant budget gap of more than $1.3B over two fiscal years while preserving core reforms and investing in classrooms. He developed a new framework for teaching, and the system saw record increases in student achievement and graduation rates and on college readiness benchmarks. He created a Blueprint for reform that will continue to serve as roadmap for years to come. Brizard's experience also includes a 21-year career as an educator and administrator with the NYC Department of Education. He served as a Regional Superintendent, supervising more than 100 schools in the Borough of Brooklyn, and he also served as the system's Executive Director for secondary schools. Brizard is a Fellow of the Broad Center and of the Aspen Institute's Global Leadership Network. Jean-Claude Brizard Jean-Claude Brizard is a Partner and Vice President of the education policy consulting firm Cross & Joftus, where he leads the firm's school and district transformation work with states and districts as well as the firm's CTE and workforce development practice area. Brizard is a noted educator with experience as the district leader in Chicago and Rochester and as an educator and administrator in the New York City Department of Education. Prior to joining the firm, Brizard was president of UpSpring Education Group, a network of highly experienced education practitioners and education sector leaders who partner with mid-sized, high-poverty districts to build transformational plans for reform, ensure the capacity to execute with excellence and help redefine the way that success is measured. Brizard spent the 2013 calendar year as an advisor to the leadership of College Board developing the organization's career readiness initiative. This engagement culminated in a strategic plan for integrating career readiness into the College Board's mission and a special supplement that was published as part of the 45th edition of the PDK/Gallup Poll of the Public's Attitudes Toward the Public Schools. Brizard is the former Chief Executive of Chicago Public Schools. Prior to his appointment in Chicago, he was Superintendent of Schools for the Rochester, NY School District. Under Brizard's leadership, both the Chicago Public Schools and the Rochester City School District saw substantial improvements in student performance. Brizard introduced a comprehensive change agenda across the Chicago Public Schools, including closing a significant budget gap of more than $1.3B over two fiscal years while preserving core reforms and investing in classrooms. He developed a new framework for teaching, and the system saw record increases in student achievement and graduation rates and on college readiness benchmarks. He created a Blueprint for reform that will continue to serve as roadmap for years to come. Brizard's experience also includes a 21-year career as an educator and administrator with the NYC Department of Education. He served as a Regional Superintendent, supervising more than 100 schools in the Borough of Brooklyn, and he also served as the system's Executive Director for secondary schools. Brizard is a Fellow of the Broad Center and of the Aspen Institute's Global Leadership Network.


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