Ross Wilson - Executive Director

PAST LIFE: Ross Wilson spent almost two decades serving the Boston Public Schools. He was most recently Deputy Superintendent. He previously held a variety of roles in BPS including Chief of Staff, Assistant Superintendent for Human Capital, Principal, kindergarten teacher, literacy specialist, and teacher of students with disabilities.

Ross holds Bachelors Degrees in Special Education, Elementary Education, and Psychology, and a Masters Degree in Educational Psychology from Marist College; a Masters Degree in Education Leadership from the University of Massachusetts Boston; Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Boston College and is an alumnus of the Harvard Business School.

Ross and his wife, Lesia, live in Boston and are the proud parents of three boys who attend Boston Public Schools.

FAVORITE THING ABOUT MY JOB: I am very fortunate to have a job focused on improving education, health care and strengthening community in the greatest city in the world. Working alongside Jill and Niraj and amazing partners in the Boston community, I know we will continue to see our City flourish and serve as an example of how to close opportunity and achievement gaps.

If I could wave a magic wand: We would end poverty, racial and social injustices. We would see a world where every person could actualize their dreams and lead a healthy, productive life.

PERSONAL: My favorite thing to do is spend time with my wife and kids around Boston. We love visiting the many playgrounds, museums and watching the Red Sox and Patriots. In my free time, I enjoy running, swimming and biking and pushing my endurance to show my kids that getting older doesn’t mean slowing down.