Jonas Chartock is a creative strategist, social entrepreneur, and educator with a demonstrated history of impact in the nonprofit and government sectors. With a specific career focus on adult professional learning, he has spent the majority of his coaching and facilitating time on advancing leaders’ awareness and resulting actions regarding issues of organizational growth as well as race, power, and privilege. A student of anti-racist practice, Jonas has learned from the People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond “Undoing Racism,” Beloved Community’s “Equity at Work,” the Race and Equity Institute’s “Groundwater,” the Campaign for an Equitable New Orleans seminar program, and Overcoming Racism among others.
Jonas was the national founder and first chief executive officer of Leading Educators. In addition to managing multiple strategic planning efforts as CEO of Leading Educators and raising over $35M to support its work, Jonas has led strategic retreats and planning efforts for organizations large and small. His consulting clients have included Educators For Excellence, New Orleans & Company, Deans For Impact, Education Board Partners, the Louisiana Restaurant Association, the Discipline Revolution Project, the Charles Butt Foundation, and Great Public Schools Now.
Jonas came to Leading Educators from the Charter Schools Institute of the State University of New York where he served as executive director of the nation’s largest university-based charter school authorizer. Previously, he served as the founding president and chief executive officer of the Charter School Policy Institute in Austin, Texas, and as executive director of Teach For America in Houston, Texas. Jonas began his career as a teacher in the Compton Unified School District. He holds a BA from Cornell University, MA from Chapman University, Ed.M. from Harvard University, and Ed.D in educational leadership at the University of Texas at Austin. Jonas currently serves on the boards of Propeller, Inc. and Leading Educators. He is also a professional actor, and resides in New Orleans, LA, with his son.