The Partnership for 21st Century Skills has a new board structure and membership.
Kathy Hurley, senior vice president of strategic partnerships for the education services and technology company Pearson, was elected the new board chair. Julie Walker, executive director for the American Association of School Librarians, was elected to serve as vice chair. Joining Hurley and Walker, Lillian Kellogg, vice president of client services, Education Networks of America, will continue in her role as treasurer and Kim Quinn-Hutchinson, vice president of school development, K12, was elected secretary. Hurley replaces Paige Johnson, worldwide manager of K-12 education for Intel Corporation.
In addition to new leadership, the Partnership welcomes the Nellie Mae Education Foundation and The Walt Disney Company as the latest organizations to join its membership, bringing the total number to 37.
The Partnership for 21st Century Skills also announced three new staff members. Alyson Nielson, formerly director of human resources for the Tucson Unified School District, will become the Partnership’s new chief operating officer. Alan Knapp, formerly the deputy chief of staff for Representative Ted Poe (R-TX), will become the Partnership’s national policy director and Kevin Wesolowski, formerly coordinator of the National School Boards Foundation, is now manager of state and national initiatives.
The Partnership for 21st Century Skills brings together the business community, education leaders, and policymakers to ensure every child's success as citizens and workers in the 21st century. The Partnership encourages schools, districts and states to advocate for the infusion of 21st century skills into education and provides tools and resources to help facilitate and drive change. For more information, visit www.21stcenturyskills.org/index.php