Callie Riley

Callie Riley is a Senior Program Officer for Education Grantmaking at Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Philanthropies. In this role, she supports efforts to ensure all students, especially Black, Latino and multilingual learners, have access to a high-quality, affirming and engaging K12 education—with a focus on the instructional materials ecosystem.
Prior to joining Schusterman, Callie collaborated with K-16 leaders from over 35 states, hundreds of districts, institutions of higher education, foundations, teachers unions and other partners in support of the adoption and implementation of college- and career-ready standards and assessment-related policy and practice as a non-profit leader and consultant. She began her career as a middle school English and reading teacher in Japan and Florida.
Callie holds a master’s in Educational Leadership and Policy from the University of Maryland, College Park and a bachelor’s in East Asian Studies from Wittenberg University. She’s a member and past president of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Washington DC Regional Board of Directors, served on the organization’s Metropolitan Board of Directors, and is also an advisor for Boddle Learning and English Learners Success Forum.

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