Current: Christian A. Johnson Professor of Outstanding Educational Practice, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY.
Current: Superintendent in Residence, The Broad Superintendents Academy.
2000-2006: Superintendent of Schools, San Francisco Unified School District.
1998-2000: Superintendent of Schools, District of Columbia Public Schools.
1997-1998: Deputy Superintendent/Chief Academic Officer, District of Columbia Public Schools.
1994-1997: Deputy Superintendent; Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction, Seattle School District, Seattle, WA.
1991-1992: Assistant Superintendent, Special Services, St. Louis, MO.
1987-1991: Principal, University City, MO.
1985-1987: Director of Funded Programs and Strategic Planning, University City, MO.
1982-1984: Director, Upward Bound Program, St. Louis University, St. Louis, MO.
1980-1982: Director of the Basic Skills Academy (for high school youth), St. Louis, MO.
1968-1980: Teacher, elementary and middle school, early education and classroom teacher, University City, St. Louis, Ritenour, and Chicago public schools.
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, Ed.D., Urban Superintendents Program, 2001.
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, Master of Arts in Education, 1993.
Washington University, St. Louis, MO, Master of Arts in Ed. Administration and Policy, 1981.
Harris Stowe Teachers College, St. Louis, MO, Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education, 1968.