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Mr. Jean-Claude Brizard

Chief Executive Officer

Chicago Public Schools

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Email: j***@***.edu

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Chicago Public Schools

125 South Clark Street 9 Th Floor

Chicago, Illinois 60603

United States

Company Description

Chicago Public Schools is the nation's third-largest school district and the second largest employer in Illinois with more than 44,000 employees. With an enrollment of nearly 409,000 students served by more than 24,000 teachers at 655 schools, Chicago Pub ... more

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Background Information

Employment History

Partner and Vice President

Cross & Joftus LLC


UpSpring Education Group

Educator and Administrator

New York City Department of Education


George Westinghouse High School

Adjunct Lecturer of Physics

New York City College of Technology






The Broad Center

Aspen Institute

Board Member
Capital City Public Charter School

Senior Advisor, Board of Trustees
Field Museum

Board Member
VIVA Teachers

Board Member
School Leaders Network

National Trustee
Chicago Field Museum of Natural History

Board Member
City Year Inc

Advisory Board Member
EdNET Conference

Advisory Board Member
Market Data Retrieval

Senior Advisor

Senior Advisor
The Heller Reports

Board Member
United Way of Greater Rochester Inc

Advisory Boards Member

Executive Committee
New York State Council of School Superintendents

Board of Advisors Member
iMentor Inc

Board Member
MetroTech Center

Board Member

New York State Advisory Panel

Advisory Council Member
The Computing Technology Industry Association Inc

Asbury First United Methodist Church

Host Committee Member
The National Association of Haitian Professionals

Executive Committee Member
American Association of School Administrators

Secretary of Education
United States

Board Member
Teach for America DC Region

Rochester School

Board Member
Education Equality Project

Officio Trustee
Adler Planetarium

Senior Advisor
College Board


The Broad Superintendents Academy

Member, Board
Rochester Association of Paraprofessionals


Broad Academy

Broad Superintendent's Academy

Jefferson High School

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

Bachelor's Degree


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



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

Web References (134 Total References)

Grant Portfolio - Chicago Public Education Fund [cached]

In December 2011, members of The VIVA Chicago Teachers' Idea Exchange Writing Collaborative presented Time, Teachers and Tomorrow's Schools, to then CPS CEO Jean-Claude Brizard and Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) President Karen Lewis.

Capital City Public Charter School Board of Trustees: [cached]

Jean-Claude Brizard, Board Chair

Jean-Claude Brizard is Partner and Vice President at Cross & Joftus, where he focuses on transforming under-performing school systems and education-to-career policies and practices. Prior to Cross & Juftus, he was President of UpSpring Education Group, a network of highly experienced education practitioners and not-for-profit leaders who work to develop proof points in education and whose goal is to support the strategic, instructional and operational work of school superintendents, public charter leaders and education organizations across the US and abroad.
During 2013, Brizard served as an advisor to the College Board leadership team, developing the organization's career readiness initiative. He is the former Chief Executive Officer 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. 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.
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. He holds a Master in Science Education and Bachelor in Chemistry from Queens College and a Master in School Administration and Supervision from the City College of New York.

AFT, Local 212 MATC News Archive [cached]

September 10 - 2012 | Chicago Public Schools [CPS] CEO Jean-Claude Brizard is on record saying both that CTU leadership is deciding whether or not to strike, and that "everyone knows that a strike would only hurt our kids."

RINA Systems, LLC - News & Info [cached]

Chicago, IL - September 6, 2012 - Chicago Public Schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard has announced a tele-townhall for CPS parents wanting to know where they can send their children in the event of a Monday strike.

Home | Manufacturing Geek Blog [cached]

In a compelling article on the Huffington Post, Jean-Claude Brizard, president of UpSpring Education Group and former CEO of Chicago Public Schools, makes a passionate argument for fighting for educational reform. He chronicles his experience in Roches ...

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