Dr. Peggy Siegel

Peggy Siegel is an education free agent. She is using lessons learned from over three decades of working for/with policymakers, practitioners, change agents, and business leaders to enrich and document, in real time and over time, the efforts of organizations aimed at transforming education. Formerly, she served as Vice President of Policy and Partnership Development for AdvancED, which accredits over 23,000 schools and school districts in 30 states and 65 countries. As Director of Business/Education Leadership Initiatives at the National Alliance of Business (NAB) in Washington, DC, Dr. Siegel supported the efforts of numerous state and local business and education leaders to improve their education systems. From 1990-99, she directed the High Performance Schools Project for JCPenney, which engaged business leadership and management expertise in decentralizing school systems, building on two partnerships in Fort Worth and San Antonio, Texas and producing seven national teleconferences. From 1999-2002, she also directed the Baldrige in Education Initiative, a national effort to align education policy and practice at all levels to accelerate student and system performance. Dr. Siegel has authored numerous reports and publications, including Using Quality to Redesign School Systems (1995) Dancing with the Bear: Real Life Adventures in Transforming Education (2002) and Transforming Education: In Search of a 21st Century Solution in Building a 21st Century U.S. Education System (2008.) Previously, she served as a management consultant for two international companies, senior staff person in the Ohio General Assembly, director of state governmental relations for the Cuyahoga County Board of Commissioners, and education policy manager for the National Conference of State Legislatures. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate, Siegel also earned a Master’s degree in Political Science and a Doctorate with honors in Education Administration from Ohio State University and was a Senior Executive Fellow at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard.


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