As CEO, Elizabeth Shaw is responsible for crafting and executing the CICS network strategy and managing the performance of the network and its portfolio of School Management Organizations. Elizabeth brings a wealth of experience to CICS including five years as the CEO of Education First, a national education policy, and strategy firm. She served as the Asst. Superintendent for the Recovery School District in New Orleans and was the Executive Director of Human Capital for the Louisiana Department of Education. She also worked as TFA’s regional Director of District Strategy and Professional Development. Elizabeth started as a public high school teacher and holds a B.A. in Political Science from Barnard College. Elizabeth is a proud CPS alumna, a CPS parent, and lives in Logan Square with her husband and two children.