Jack Elsey is the former chief schools officer for the Education Achievement Authority (EAA) of Michigan, a district charged with turning around some of Detroit’s historically lowest-performing schools. Under his leadership, EAA schools experienced student growth results that outperformed state averages. Currently, Elsey is Partner and CEO at Detroit Children’s Fund.
Previously, Elsey served as chief of innovation and incubation at Chicago Public Schools, assistant superintendent of Detroit Public Schools, and chief schools officer of Detroit Rising College Prep Schools. He began his career as a middle school teacher in the South Bronx as a member of the Teach For America corps. Elsey was a part of the first cohort of the Future Chiefs leadership development program.