15 Aug Hope Street Group Adds Vice President of Education
Wednesday, August 15th, 2012
Hope Street Group is pleased to announce Daniel Cruce as the new Vice President of Education. Mr. Cruce is the former Deputy Secretary and Chief of Staff of the Delaware Department of Education and will lead Hope Street Group’s national and statewide education initiatives, moving toward the organization’s mission of encouraging economic vitality and prosperity in America.
Mr. Cruce’s experience in maximizing stakeholder engagement will be crucial to Hope Street Group as they expand their initiatives, including the extensive national outreach of their new Teacher Evaluation Playbook, across the country. Mr. Cruce will utilize the Playbook, an online toolkit designed for state decision makers, educators, administrators and union leaders looking for best practices and resources on teacher evaluation reform.
Says Daniel Cruce, “The mission and call-to-action of Hope Street Group is incredibly important to me. I truly believe that merging the policy to practice work in the education reform space is the critical next step to providing real resource assets at the state, local and classroom level.” Continues Cruce, “The Board and staff of Hope Street Group are aligned with that mutual belief and I look forward to joining the effort with them in the best interest of kids.”
Monique Nadeau, President and CEO of Hope Street Group commented, “We are delighted that Dan will be joining our team officially on September 24th. He brings state experience and a grounding in districts as he was Delaware’s point person on Race to the Top implementation, including teacher evaluation and Common Core Standards, key contact for the federal Department of Education, and assistant superintendent for the Christina School District. Dan’s vast knowledge of the way agencies work and his dedication to a truly collaborative approach and stakeholders’ interests make him the perfect fit for this role at Hope Street Group.”
As Vice President of Education, Mr. Cruce will apply his leadership experience to deepen Hope Street Group’s involvement in state based education reform. His direction will help expand Hope Street Group’s national Teacher Fellow program, acting as a facilitator of teacher voice and engagement. He will also work closely with Hope Street Group’s Board, staff and philanthropic partners to operationalize the organization’s strategic plan.