CSI Advisory Committee

CSI Advisory Committee

The following leaders are helping to guide the work of our Collaborating States Initiative, a community of practice comprised of over 35 state teams. The advisory group supports state teams in achieving their customized goals and plans—creating the conditions for the districts and schools in their state to implement evidence-based, equity-focused social and emotional learning policies and practices. The advisory group provides strategic support and input as CASEL supports states in leading the way to implement equitable learning environments for all students.

Megan Blanco, Director of Safe and Healthy Schools, National Association of State Boards of Education

Anne Bowles, Program Director, Student-Centered Learning, Council of Chief State School Officers

John Bridgeland, Founder and CEO, Civic

Sara Castro-Olivo, Associate Professor, Texas A&M University

Linda Darling-Hammond, President and CEO, Learning Policy Institute

Jennifer DePaoli, Senior Researcher, Learning Policy Institute

Seth Gerson, Program Director, Education Division, National Governors Association

John King, CEO, Education Trust

Stephanie Krauss, Senior Director, Special Projects, Jobs for the Future

Mike Magee, CEO, Chiefs for Change

Karen Pittman, CEO and President, Forum for Youth Investment

Aaliyah Samuel, Vice President, Policy and Advocacy, NWEA

Scott Solberg, Professor of Counseling and Applied Human Development, Boston University

Ashley Wallace, Program Director, National Conference of State Legislatures

Natalie Walrond, Director, Center to Improve Social and Emotional Learning and School Safety

Gene Wilhoit, Executive Director, National Center for Innovation in Education

Ex-Officio Advisors

Chi Kim, CEO, Pure Edge, Inc.