Michael Connelly, Director

Mike is a Senior Fellow with the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. Until February 2015, he was Chief Executive Officer of Mosaica Education, Inc., a global manager of K-12 public charter schools, private schools, and online educational programs. Prior to Mosaica, Mike was with Lepercq Capital Management, Foster Management Company, and the law firm of Casey, Lane & Mittendorf.

He is a former Chairman of the National Council of Education Providers and member of the Board of Visitors of Columbia University School of Law. He is the President Emeritus of Dance Theater Workshop and also a member of the Education Industry Leadership Board. Mr. Connelly was named “Global Entrepreneur of Year” by the AllWorld Network (Harvard University) in 2012. Business Council awarded him the “Encore Award” as the Business Volunteer of the Year in 2001.

Mike holds a BA in Mathematics from Michigan State University and a JD from the Columbia University School of Law.