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The Center for Education Reform Elects New Officers to Board of Directors

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CER Press Release
Washington, D.C.
October 8, 2014

The Center for Education Reform (CER), the organization which strives for educational excellence and stands for increasing parent choice by increasing alternative school providers, elected new officers at its annual board meeting this week, in addition to refreshing its membership with the election of David Hardy, CEO of Boys’ Latin of Philadelphia Charter School.

Hardy is a nationally recognized authority on charter school education and school facility financing. In 2005 he had the vision of starting an all-boys charter school to address the unique academic and social needs of urban boys. By 2008, Hardy had led the total transformation of a former Catholic school and church into one of the most modern, state-of-the-art school facilities in the region.

“I’m honored to have David Hardy join our Board of Directors, and so excited to be part of an organization that is represented by such a diverse and accomplished group of individuals working toward elevating the conversation and securing an opportunity for every child to learn no matter what the delivery mechanism,” said CER President Kara Kerwin.

The new CER Board of Directors leadership is:

  • Frank Bonsal III of Baltimore, MD was elected Chairman. Bonsal is a former educator, EdTech investor and the Director of Entrepreneurship at Towson University.
  • Michael Moe of Menlo Park, CA was elected Vice Chair. Moe has served as Treasurer of the organization for the past three years. He is the co-founder and CEO of GSV Capital.
  • Susan Wolford of Princeton, NJ was elected Treasurer. She is Managing Director of BMO Capital Markets.
  • Donald Hense of Washington, DC was elected Secretary. He is the founder and CEO of Friendship Public Charter Schools.


“CER is in the opportunity business,” says Jim Goenner, CER board member and the President and CEO of the National Charter Schools Institute. “We’re in the business of better education for kids, parents and country. And our board reflects that.”

More information about the organization, our board and staff can be found at edreform.com.