About the Collaborative

The Collaborative for Student Success is a non-profit advocacy organization that works to defend high standards, high-quality assessments, and strong systems of accountability, to ensure that all kids are prepared for college or career.

Through capacity-building efforts with in-state organizations and collaboration with national partners, we promote fact-based public discourse and fight to advance policies that promote best practices and ensure equitable outcomes for all students.

The Collaborative is supported by both regional and national foundations, including:

  • Bloomberg Foundation
  • Carnegie Corporation of New York
  • ExxonMobil
  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
  • The Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation

The Team

Jim Cowen
Executive Director

Adam Ezring
Director of Policy

Tina Scott
Administrative Specialist

Erika Ross
Communications Specialist

Ashley Inman Zanchelli
Director of Communications