John Bailey Named Director of Digital Learning Now!; Senior Advisor at Whiteboard Advisors
We're pleased to announce that John Bailey will become the Executive Director of Digital Learning Now. He will also become a Senior Advisor at Whiteboard where he'll continue to co-publish Education Insider with Andy Rotherham.
Whiteboard Advisors Founder John Bailey Appointed Senior Advisor, Named Executive Director of Excellence in Education Foundation’s “Digital Learning Now!” Campaign
WASHINGTON, June 6 – John Bailey, a former White House policy advisor, has been appointed the Executive Director of Digital Learning Now! at the Foundation for Excellence in Education. He will also remain a Senior Advisor at Whiteboard Advisors specializing in strategic consulting and investor advisory services. Bailey previously served as domestic policy advisor at the White House and as Deputy Policy Director at the U.S. Department of Commerce. In addition, he worked on advocacy issues at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and was the second Director of Technology at the U.S. Department of Education.
“Whiteboard has enjoyed working with the Foundation for Excellence in Education over the past year, and I’m thrilled to accept this new role to help advance digital learning,” said Bailey. “Our Whiteboard team will continue to do important work in support of education investors and innovators, and those efforts are very much aligned with the priorities of Digital Learning Now.”
Former Florida governor Jeb Bush started the Foundation for Excellence in Education in 2007 to ignite a state-by-state education reform effort to transform 21st century education. The Digital Learning Now! campaign will work to ensure that all students have access to personalized digital content taught by high-quality teachers.
“John is a critical component of the Whiteboard strategy, will continue to serve as an important part of the team,” said Ben Wallerstein, who co-founded Whiteboard Advisors and currently serves as Managing Director for the DutkoGrayling education group. “I’m especially proud of John’s work in developing the Education Insider product, which he will continue to publish with Andy Rotherham.”
Whiteboard Advisors is a unique consulting practice providing strategic research, project management support, and counsel to education innovators and investors. With over 30 years of collective experience, our team works with and within donor organizations, nonprofits, and government agencies focused on supporting innovation and improving outcomes. Whiteboard Advisors is the non-lobbying arm of DutkoGrayling - a bipartisan government affairs strategy and management firm with over 100 subject matter experts in DC and throughout the US. www.whiteboardadvisors.com