About Us | Board of Directors

Partners for Educational Leadership’s Board of Directors brings passion, deep expertise, and eclectic experience to school and district improvement.  The board members have served as top leaders drawn from the worlds of not-for-profit, business, government, philanthropy, and higher education.

Steven Hernández

Board Chair

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Paul Diego Holzer


Robert Blakey - Treasurer

Robert Blakey


Mendi Blue-Paca - Board Chair

Mendi Blue-Paca

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David Daye

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Jennifer Gifford

Erin Haberman - Vice Chair

Erin Haberman

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Dr. Dwayne Smith