Mary Anne Schmitt-Carey, President of Say Yes to Education, Inc., talks about creating structures that allow for educational innovations to be scaled at the community level - helping to rebuild communities, revive cities and improve schools that have "stopped settling for less than what kids are capable of doing."
Mary Anne Schmitt-Carey
Mary Anne Schmitt-Carey is President of Say Yes to Education, Inc. (Say Yes), a national non-profit foundation committed to changing the lives of inner-city youth through post-secondary education and comprehensive support services. Prior to joining Say Yes from New American Schools (NAS) and the American Institutes for Research (AIR), Mary Anne worked for the U.S. Department of Education as Director of the Goals 2000 Community Project. In addition, she has worked in public relations and held several senior level positions in national political campaigns. Mary Anne earned her MBA from The Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania and graduated magna cum laude from SUNY Albany with a BA in Political Science and English.