Steven L. Paine
Steven L. Paine is a nationally recognized leader in systemic education improvement and school transformation, currently serving as Educational Innovation Leader with the San Francisco-based organization BrightBytes. Paine works with the talented BrightBytes research team gathering ideas from education experts and creating evidence-based frameworks that are combined with data to provide tools to understand and quickly improve student learning outcomes.
Paine previously served as West Virginia’s 25th State Superintendent of Schools and is a past President of the Council of Chief State School Officers. He has also served as past President of the Partnership for 21st Century Skills (P21) and continues to serve as a Senior Advisor to P21. He served as Chief Academic Officer at Engrade, where he orchestrated strategic partnerships, developed innovative and attractive products, and provided strategic leadership and advisement that contributed to Engrade being acquired by a leading digital education company in 2014. He continues to serve as an advisor to the President of Engrade.