Carl A. Cohn

Senior Advisor, Ball/Frost Group

We are delighted that one of the state’s most respected education leaders, Carl A. Cohn, has agreed to serve as an advisor to our firm. We appreciate Carl’s deep understanding of policy, his commitment to California students and families and his experience as a leader of systemic change and improvement in our public education system.

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Carl’s Background

Carl A. Cohn is professor emeritus at Claremont Graduate University. In a distinguished career in education, he has served as the inaugural executive director of the California Collaborative for Educational Excellence and as a member of the California State Board of Education.

Carl’s leadership positions also include superintendent of schools in the Long Beach Unified School District and San Diego Unified School District 1 and the Federal Court monitor for the Los Angeles school system. His tenure in Long Beach culminated with his winning the McGraw Prize in 2002, and the district winning the Broad Prize in 2003.

Carl serves on a number of boards, including CTA’s Institute for Teaching, the Center for Assessment, the Alder Graduate School of Education, Teaching Works at the University of Michigan, St. Mary’s Academy, the Education Standing Committee of the California Catholic Conference, the National Center for Learning Disabilities and the Spencer Foundation.

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