Meet our small (but mighty!) team.
Ethan Gray, Executive Director
Ethan leads the Cities for Education Entrepreneurship Trust. Before his role as CEE-Trust's ED, Ethan served as Vice President of The Mind Trust. He previously worked as the Policy Director at Be the Change, Inc., in Cambridge, Mass., where he helped craft a policy agenda to expand national and community service opportunities that strongly influenced the introduction of the Edward M. Kennedy "Serve America Act."
Ethan is an honors graduate of Harvard College and holds a master's degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Education in education policy and management. He serves on the Advisory Board of Innovative Schools in Wilmington, Del., and has served as a Special Advisor to the Kauffman Foundation's Education Ventures Lab. Ethan is an accomplished cellist and is the president of the board of trustees for the Harvard Radcliffe Orchestra.
Ethan is based in Denver, CO (Mountain Standard Time).
Carrie Douglass, Deputy Director
Carrie spearheads CEE-Trust's blended learning work, provides in-depth consulting support to members, and helps to grow the network and increase its national impact. Carrie most recently served as the Senior Director of Strategy and Innovation at the Rogers Family Foundation in Oakland, a CEE-Trust member. Prior to joining Rogers, Carrie was the Director of Human Resources and Talent Strategy at Aspire Public Schools. Carrie has also worked as Special Assistant to the Chief Financial Officer of Boston Public Schools, and is a former 5th grade teacher, high school science teacher, and assistant principal. She is a former Broad Resident and Education Pioneers Fellow.
Carrie has a Bachelors in Education from the University of Portland Oregon and a Masters in Business Administration from Boston University. Carrie has served on numerous boards throughout her career, including Education Pioneers, the Oakland Schools Foundation and the Big Sur International Marathon.
Carrie is based in Bend, Oregon (Pacific Standard Time).
Kye Hawkins, Associate
Kye develops programs and manages communications strategies and member engagement for CEE-Trust. Before joining The Mind Trust, Kye worked as Assistant Director of Admission for her alma mater, DePauw University, recruiting primarily in the Chicago territory. This position taught her that too many students don't have access to challenging and rewarding educational opportunities in K-12 and beyond. She joined The Mind Trust to help address that challenge.
Kye graduated Magna Cum Laude from DePauw and holds a Masters of Education from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in Education Policy, Organization & Leadership, where her research focused on college access for underrepresented students. She recently completed the Education Pioneers graduate fellowship in Chicago. A huge mentoring advocate, she's volunteered through Big Brothers Big Sisters, the Posse Foundation in Chicago, and the One-to-One program in Urbana-Champaign.
Kye is based in Indianapolis, Indiana (Eastern Standard Time).