Dr. Adrienne Y. Bailey

Term: 2018-19 to 2020-21

Dr. Adrienne Bailey brings with her over 25 years of experience working in the fields of education and social justice to support disenfranchised youth living in urban and rural communities throughout the world. She is currently a senior consultant providing strategic coaching and equity solutions to urban schools, district leaders and boards of education.

Adrienne previously served as Senior Consultant for the Panasonic Foundation, where she contributed to the development of a system-wide equity assessment tool and supported the Highline (WA) and Elizabeth (NJ) school districts across a spectrum of equity initiatives. Prior work includes: Senior Liaison at Stanford University’s Center for Opportunity Policy in Education/LEADS where her focus was on high school redesign in the Dallas Independent School District, ExEL coach, Harvard University where she concentrated on improving teaching and learning in the Worcester (MA) public schools and Program Manager, Stupski Foundation with responsibility for strategic implementation in the areas of accountability, literacy, communications/community engagement and leadership development in East Baton Rouge and Cleveland school districts. Previously, Bailey was Study Director for the Standards and Assessment Partnership, Consortium for School Research, University of Chicago; Senior Consultant, Council of Great City Schools; Deputy Superintendent for Instruction, Chicago Public Schools, and Vice President for Academic Affairs and Director, Educational Equality Project, The College Board. She has also served as a member of the Illinois State Board of Education and was a past president of the National Association of State Boards of Education.

Dr. Bailey has written and spoken widely on issues of academic standards, assessment and equity. She holds a BA from Mundelien College, M.Ed from Wayne State University and a PhD from Northwestern University.