Jon Schroeder is a Senior Fellow with Education|Evolving, having been associated with E|E and previous joint ventures from the Center for Policy Design and Hamline University from 1996 until his retirement in 2014. From 1996 to 2003, Jon was founding director Charter Friends National Network (CFNN), which linked more than 75 state-level charter school organizations. From 2001 to 2003 he led the transition from CFNN to the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools. He then served on the Alliance’s board and executive committee and chaired its policy committee. Previously, Jon served in several senior positions during ten years on the staff of former U.S. Senator Dave Durenberger. As policy director, he played a major role in creating the federal charter school program. In 2012, his national leadership was recognized through his induction into the National Charter School Hall of Fame. Jon has a BA in Political Science from Macalester College, where he was elected to Pi Sigma Alpha, the national honorary Political Science fraternity. He and his wife, Dana, have three adult children and twin grandchildren.