Vice President, National Program and Program Director, Education of Carnegie Cooperation of New York
LaVerne Evans Srinivasan is an expert on urban education and served as a deputy chancellor of the New York City Department of Education from 2003 to 2006. As vice president of the Corporation’s Education Programs, she oversees grantmaking aimed at developing effective standards and assessments, improving teaching and human capital management, and advancing innovative new designs for schools and systems.
Ms. Srinivasan has extensive experience with senior-level leadership roles in the areas of urban district change, nonprofit education reform, and educational technology. As a deputy chancellor, she directed and managed the long-term strategic planning of the Human Resources division and the Student Enrollment Planning and Operations division, and launched the Parent and Community Engagement division. She designed and implemented Project Home Run, a strategically redesigned and streamlined system for recruiting, hiring, and placing teachers and school principals that greatly increased the teacher talent available to high-needs schools.
Ms. Srinivasan began her career at the law firm Shearman and Sterling LLP. She is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School. She serves on the boards of School Leaders Network, Peace First, Young Audiences New York, and TeachBoost, and was a founding member of the Consortium for Policy Research in Education’s task force on Strategic Management of Human Capital.