Christina Grant is chief of charters and innovation for The School District of Philadelphia, where she works to expand new school models and instructional methods designed to meet students’ diverse needs.

Throughout her career, Christina has demonstrated a commitment to educational equity and access for all students—particularly those from marginalized communities. She is the past superintendent of the Great Oaks Foundation, a charter management organization that opens schools in high-need communities. In this role, Christina supported and coached principals, managed professional development, monitored performance evaluations, and launched schools in New York, Connecticut, and Delaware. She got her start in education as a public school teacher in Harlem, N.Y., through Teach For America.

A member of the fifth cohort of the Future Chiefs leadership development program, Christina holds a master’s degree in organizational leadership from Teachers College of Columbia University and degrees from Fordham University and Hofstra University. She is currently pursuing her doctorate in education at the University of Pennsylvania.