Educational Alliance Welcomes Jonathan Skolnick, Ed.L.D. as Executive Vice President for Programs and Strategy!
Educational Alliance is pleased to announce and welcome Dr. Jonathan Skolnick as Executive Vice President for Programs and Strategy. Jonathan will oversee Education Pipeline, Older Adult Services, and Employment Services programming in addition to leading the agency’s strategic planning.
Jonathan brings a diverse wealth of experiences to this role -- as a public school teacher, system-level leader, and innovative social entrepreneur. In 2013, Jonathan was selected as one of 25 national leaders to receive a full scholarship for the Doctorate in Education Leadership at Harvard University, a groundbreaking interdisciplinary degree program that allowed him to lead with and learn from business, education, and policy leaders across the country. Jonathan also holds an A.B. in Modern U.S. History from Brown University and a Masters in the Science of Teaching from Pace University.
Jonathan previously was a founding member of School of One, a groundbreaking learning model housed at MS 131 on Hester Street that became one of Time Magazine’s Best Inventions of 2009.
In his new position as Executive Vice President, Jonathan will optimize the effectiveness of Educational Alliance’s Education Pipeline, Older Adult Services, and Employment Services programming and will lead the agency in an upcoming strategic planning process.
Alan van Capelle, President and CEO of Educational Alliance said, “When I began the search for a new Executive Vice President, I wanted to use this opportunity to recruit an incredibly smart mind into the agency to teach me about things I don’t know about. I also wanted to hire an individual of exceptional character that could help elevate us to the next level. I found all of those things, and more, in Jonathan.”
Jonathan said, “I am honored to join Educational Alliance at this exciting moment in its storied history. At a time when our economy and our communities are rapidly changing, Educational Alliance stands proudly for inclusion and innovation rather than exclusion and the status quo. Its programs – which serve the whole person, whole family, and whole community – are the same supports that helped my family thrive when they came to this country searching for a better life.”