At its meeting on Monday, March 7, 2016, the Board of Directors of the Transformation Alliance appointed Piet van Lier as its new executive director.
Since February 1, 2016, van Lier had been serving the Alliance as Acting Executive Director. He joined the staff in June 2014 as Director of School Quality, Policy and Communications.
"I am excited to move into the director position at the Alliance," said van Lier. "It's an honor to have the opportunity to help lead our collaborative work to ensure all Cleveland children can attend quality schools."
Before coming to the Alliance, van Lier worked on urban education issues for nearly 15 years, most recently as Communications Director and Education Reseacher at Policy Matters Ohio. He lives in Cleveland with his wife and two children.
The Transformation Alliance, created by state law in 2012, is a public-private partnership dedicated to reinventing public education in Cleveland. More information about the mission of the Transformation Alliance, its Board of Directors and staff is available here.