Jon Schroeder’s career in public affairs and journalism has spanned more than 45 years. He is a senior fellow with Education Evolving, having been associated with E|E and previous joint ventures of the Center for Policy Design and Hamline University since 1996. From 1996 to 2003, Jon was founding director of Charter Friends National Network (CFNN), which linked more than 75 state-level charter school leaders. He then led the transition from CFNN to the National Alliance for Charter Public Schools and served on the Alliance’s board of directors and executive committee and chaired its policy committee. Once the CFNN/Alliance transition was complete, he became E|E’s coordinator, then administrative partner, until his retirement from Hamline University in 2014.
Jon has also held volunteer leadership positions in a number of organizations during this period, including service as a director and board chair of two Minnesota-based national non-profits, the National Youth Leadership Council and EdVisions, Inc. Previously, he was appointed to state commissions on education policy and service learning by Governors Al Quie, Rudy Perpich and Arne Carlson. In 2012, his national leadership on education policy and reform was recognized through his induction into the National Charter School Hall of Fame.