Dr. Jeffrey Howard
Jeffrey Howard was recently appointed to the Commonwealth’s newly
expanded Board of Elementary and Secondary Education by Gov. Deval
Howard, a social psychologist, is the
founder of The Efficacy Institute, a national nonprofit agency for
education reform that provides training and application methods to
adults in school systems and community organizations throughout the
United States. The training focuses on the root causes of the poor
academic performance of so many American children, especially children
in urban settings.
He is also the founder of J. Howard and Associates, a corporate
training and consulting firm that is part of the Novations Group Inc.
Howard holds an A.B. from Harvard College and a Ph.D. in social
psychology from Harvard University.
Other appointments to the redefined Board of Elementary and Secondary
Education included Dr. Dana Mohler-Faria, president of Bridgewater
State College and Patrick’s special advisor on education, and Gerald
Chertavian, the founder and CEO of Year Up, a nationally recognized
one-year training and education program that serves low-income youth
ages 18 to 24.
“Each of these individuals brings a deep personal commitment to
improving educational opportunities for children all across the
Commonwealth,” said Patrick in a statement announcing the appointments.
“They will each serve the public well on these boards.”