Andre Green to be New FairTest Executive Director when Dr. Monty Neill retires this Summer

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for immediate release, Monday, July 23, 2018

ANDRE GREEN TO BE NEW FAIRTEST EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

WHEN DR. MONTY NEILL RETIRES THIS SUMMER

 

The Nationa

l Center for Fair & Open Testing (FairTest) has announced that Andre L. Green will become executive director of the country’s leading assessment reform organization.  Dr. Monty Neill, FairTest’s long-term leader, is retiring this summer.

As the grandson of sharecroppers, the child of a single mother, a product of Louisiana public schools, and the first person in his family to earn a bachelor’s degree, Andre Green knows the power of a quality education. He brings almost 20 years of experience in education policy, operations, technology, data analysis and advocacy to FairTest.

After graduating from Bard College at Simon’s Rock, a test-optional school, at age 19, Andre moved to Somerville, Massachusetts to teach fifth grade. After teaching, he was a juvenile detention center case manager. He then worked at YouthBuild USA, helping disadvantaged young people earn high school credentials while developing job skills.

Most recently, he was the first Political Director at MASSCreative, Massachusetts’ statewide arts advocacy group, serving as its primary liaison to elected officials. For the past year, he has consulted with FairTest on development of a new strategic plan.

Andre was elected to the Somerville (MA) School Committee in 2015 and currently serves as its Chair. He was the lead author of a resolution calling for a three-year moratorium on high-stakes testing.

Andre is a past champion on the television game show "Jeopardy!" He lives in Massachusetts with his wife, Jessica, and daughter Madelynn. 

On Thursday evening, November 8 , 2018, FairTest will sponsor a special event to honor Monty Neill and welcome Andre Green. The program will take place at the Multicultural Arts Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts from 6:00pm to 8:30pm. FairTest will present its “Deborah W. Meier Hero in Education Award” to Dr. Neill for his decades of work for assessment reform. Details about the event will be posted at http://www.fairtest.org.

Founded in 1985 and based in metropolitan Boston, FairTest runs campaigns for assessment reform policies such as test-optional college admissions. It also opposes misuses of standardized exams in making educational decisions.

 

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