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Educator Delisle Joins ACT Board of Directors

IOWA CITY, Iowa – Deborah S. Delisle, president and CEO of the Alliance for Excellent Education (All4Ed), has joined the Board of Directors for ACT, the nonprofit organization that is a leader in learning, measurement and navigation programs worldwide.

Prior to her current position with All4Ed, Delisle served as executive director and CEO of ASCD, a professional community of more than 120,000 educational professionals. She has also served as U.S. Assistant Secretary of Elementary and Secondary Education. During her federal tenure from 2012 to 2015 she played a pivotal role in policy and management issues affecting pre-kindergarten, elementary and secondary education, and oversaw 86 programs with a portfolio of nearly $26 billion.

Delisle’s earlier positions include serving as Ohio’s state superintendent of public instruction, superintendent of Ohio’s Cleveland Heights – University Heights City School District (CH-UH), and senior fellow for the International Center for Leadership in Education (ICLE). At ICLE she worked to enhance educator performance systems and create transformative school and district cultures.

During Delisle’s 40-year career in education, she has served as a teacher, gifted education specialist, curriculum director, elementary school principal, district associate superintendent, superintendent, state superintendent and university instructor. The Deborah S. Delisle Education Options Center was named in her honor by CH-UH in recognition of Delisle’s lifetime of service to students.

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ACT is a mission-driven, nonprofit organization dedicated to helping people achieve education and workplace success. Grounded in 60 years of research, ACT is a trusted leader in college and career readiness solutions. Each year, ACT serves millions of students, job seekers, schools, government agencies and employers in the US and around the world with learning resources, assessments, research and credentials designed to help them succeed from elementary school through career.