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Paul A. Herdman

Paul A. Herdman

Dr. Paul Herdman is president and CEO of the Rodel Foundation of Delaware, which he joined in 2004. He is an Aspen Institute-NewSchools Fellow in entrepreneurial leadership; and a 2010 recipient of the NewSchools Venture Fund “Change Agent of the Year” award. He has served as a senior manager at New American Schools, consulted with Brookings Institution, RAND, the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the U.S. Department of Education, and The World Bank. Paul has taught K-12 in the U.S., South Africa, and Australia, and co-founded an Outward Bound-based school-within-a-school in New York City. He assisted the Secretary of Education for two governors in Massachusetts during the wholesale redesign of the state’s policies on standards, choice, and finance in the 1990s. He holds a Bachelor of Science in biology from the University of Delaware, and a Master of Arts and Doctor of Education in education administration and planning from Harvard University.