Vice President, National Program, Carnegie Corporation of New York
Michele Cahill is vice-president for national programs and director of urban education at Carnegie Corporation of New York. She leads the Corporation’s strategy to create pathways to educational opportunity by generating systemic change across a K-16 continuum, and increase pathways to citizenship, civil participation and civic integration for immigrants and youth. Michele co-chaired the Carnegie–Institute for Advanced Study Commission on Transforming Mathematics and Science Education that resulted in the Opportunity Equation report and mobilization that includes the “100kin10” partnership for STEM teaching. 100kin10 has been recognized by the White House and by the Clinton Global Initiative. (www.opportunityequation.org and www.100kin10.org.)
Cahill was senior counselor to the chancellor for education policy in the New York City Department of Education under Chancellor Joel Klein from 2002-2007 and a member of the Children First senior leadership team that oversaw and implemented the full-scale reorganization and reform of the New York City public schools.