Chris Rush

Co-Founder at New Classrooms Innovation Partners, Inc.

Chris Rush

Chris Rush

Co-Founder at New Classrooms Innovation Partners, Inc.

Biography

Early in his career, Chris served as an Outdoor Education Chairperson and taught Earth Sciences at an environmental education center with the Upper Dublin (PA) School District. Since 2010, has been appearing as a recurring guest lecturer at the Harvard Business School and serves on the NationsSwell Council along with the advisory boards of multiple education startups including Transcend, ABL Schools and ReUp Education. He holds a BS in Information Systems from Penn State with concentrations in Computer Science, Technological Ethics and Critical Thinking; a MS in Information Technology from the American InterContinental University and a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.

Chris also is a Pahara-Aspen Education Fellow at the Aspen Institute. Most recently, he led the overall conceptualization, design and implementation of the School of One/Teach to One personalized learning programs which were named one of Time Magazine’s Top 50 Inventions of the Year. Previously, he led design and development of Amplify’s (formerly Wireless Generation) mCLASS reporting systems and initiated the creation of their first consulting services group. Prior to that, Chris worked with the NYCDOE, co-leading the design of the of their citywide parent, teacher and administrator longitudinal data system. Additionally, Chris specialized in financial management & IT development services at IBM and also founded a pair of small tech startups during the early dot-com era.

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New Classrooms Innovation Partners, Inc.

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Co­Founder & Chief Executive Officer at New Classrooms Innovation Partners, Inc.

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Founder & Chief Executive Officer at LightSail, Inc.

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Founder at Salmon River Capital LLC

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Chairman of Media, Entertainment & Education, Americas at KKR & Co., Inc.

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Former Head, Investor Relations at D. E. Shaw & Co. LP

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Partner at Paul Hastings LLP

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Partner at Paul Hastings LLP

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Vice President & Co-Founder at Bezos Family Foundation

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Former Executive Vice President of Teacher Preparation, Support & Development & Chief Learning Officer at Teach For America, Inc.

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Managing Partner & Chief Operating Officer at New Profit, Inc.

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Co-Founder at New Classrooms Innovation Partners, Inc.
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New Classrooms is an innovative not-for-profit that creates transformative results for K-12 education. New Classrooms designs and implements new instructional models that completely reimagine the role of educators, the use of time, the physical layout, and the use of data and technology in the classroom to better meet the needs of each and every student.

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New Classrooms is an innovative not-for-profit that creates transformative results for K-12 education. New Classrooms designs and implements new instructional models that completely reimagine the role of educators, the use of time, the physical layout, and the use of data and technology in the classroom to better meet the needs of each and every student.

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