Ethan Gray is a Partner with The City Fund. He is the former Founder and CEO of Education Cities, a national nonprofit that supported and advised city-based education organizations on their efforts to grow great public schools. Ethan is a frequent speaker and writer on topics including charter schools, governance reform, talent management, personalized learning, and city-wide reform strategies.
Before his role at Education Cities, Ethan served as Vice President of The Mind Trust where he helped develop the “Opportunity Schools” plan for transforming the Indianapolis Public Schools. He previously worked as the Policy Director at Be the Change, Inc., in Cambridge, Mass., where he helped craft a policy agenda to expand national and community service opportunities that strongly influenced the introduction of the Edward M. Kennedy “Serve America Act.”
Ethan is an honors graduate of Harvard College and holds an MA from the Harvard Graduate School of Education in education policy and management. He is a past member of the Board of Directors for the STRIVE Prep network of charter schools in Colorado, as well as the National Advisory Boards of Families for Excellent Schools, EdFuel, and Innovative Schools in Wilmington, Delaware. Ethan is an accomplished cellist and is a past-president of the Board of Trustees for the Harvard Radcliffe Orchestra.