Roger Schulman, President and Chief Executive Officer

As President and CEO, Roger works closely with a wide variety of district, foundation, and community partners to promote the Fund’s mission of increasing educational opportunities for Baltimore City’s public school students. Since joining the Fund in June 2010, he has been a leader in pulling together local and national coalitions to support such district-wide priorities as developing stronger school and classroom leaders, assessing school effectiveness, and improving literacy and graduation rates. Under his leadership, the Fund has successfully secured and managed over $30M in private and public dollars.

An active member of the Baltimore City community, Roger currently sits on the Education Committee of the Baltimore Community Foundation has also served on the Boards of the Pumpkin Theatre, KIPP Ujima Village Academy and The Megaphone Project. As part of the Baltimore Campaign for Grade Level Reading’s Steering Committee, he offers ongoing strategic and operational support for this diverse Baltimore coalition committed to improving third grade reading.

Roger has over 20 years of experience in urban education in Baltimore City and other major urban districts. Prior to joining the Fund, he was a Senior Partner at The New Teachers Project (TNTP), responsible for launching and managing its Staffing Initiatives business line which began as a pilot program in Baltimore and grew it into one of the organization’s core national services working with 250 schools in 11 urban districts across the country. As a member of the first Teach For America corps in Baltimore, Roger taught for 2 years at West Baltimore Middle School after which he served for five years as TFA’s Executive Director for Baltimore, working with some of Baltimore City’s highest needs schools. Roger earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Colby College.