The National Education Association Foundation, has named Sara Sneed president and CEO, effective March 1, 2019.
The foundation support through grants, programs and information sharing in efforts of nurturing educator leadership. Its programs also improve learning conditions for over 200,000 students, build state and local union capacity to partner with district and community and expand the knowledge and instruction of global competencies and STEM fields, according to a NEA Foundation release.
Sneed previously served as director of education investments with the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving and currently is vice chair of the Board of the Institute for Educational Leadership.
“Sara is exactly the right person to build on the NEA Foundation’s many accomplishments and to enhance the depth, scope, and impact of our work,” said Sharon Gallagher-Fishbaugh, chair of the NEA Foundation Board of Directors. “Her extensive experience and expertise in education policy and strategy and her demonstrated success in advancing education equity and leading cross-sector collaborations make her a valuable find. Sara will ensure that the NEA Foundation continues to provide educators, their schools, and districts with resources and tools they need to do their best work.”
Snead received a bachelor’s degree from Mount Holyoke College and a master’s of divinity degree from Yale University.