LaVerne Evans Srinivasan, an expert on employing talent strategies to strengthen urban education, has joined Carnegie Corporation of New York as Program Director for Teaching and Human Capital Management. Srinivasan will oversee the Corporation’s grantmaking and amplifying activities with a goal of getting great teachers into high-needs schools and supporting them to be successful. Srinivasan brings a diverse track record of effective education leadership that includes serving as a Deputy Chancellor of the New York City Department of Education, President of New Leaders for New Schools, and President of Time to Know and FieroNow, education technology companies.
As Program Director, Srinivasan will focus on improving how teachers and school leaders are recruited, prepared, and supported in an era of higher standards for all students. She will continue to build on the program strategy of supporting high-quality, high-performing organizations and of seeding innovation to build up the number, quality, and reach of innovative organizations across the human capital spectrum responding to the increased need for educational equity. The Corporation places a particular emphasis on STEM teaching and learning. Srinivasan will join the funding partnership 100kin10 and will continue the Corporation’s support of 100kin10 organizations.
“We welcome LaVerne Evans Srinivasan to the Corporation, where she will help lead our efforts to carry on Andrew Carnegie's legacy of supporting and reinvigorating teaching and learning in order to do what he called 'real and permanent good' for this generation of students and all those who will follow after them," said Vartan Gregorian, President of Carnegie Corporation.
Ms. Srinivasan began her career at Shearman and Sterling. In 1993, she joined BMG Entertainment as a Senior Director, rising to Senior Vice President and General Counsel. She is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School. She is currently Chair of the School Leaders Network board of directors, serves on the boards of the Urban Schools Human Capital Academy and TeachBoost, and was a founding member of the Strategic Management of Human Capital Task Force.