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Steve Osborn

Rhode Island Department of Education
Chief of Innovation
Steve Osborn currently serves
as the Chief for Innovation for the Rhode Island Department of Education.  In
this position, Steve leads efforts to make sure that every child has the
opportunity to choose the school and course experiences that help them reach
their full potential.  This has included serving as the lead for the Rhode
Island's PrepareRI initiative, creating the Rhode Island Advanced Course
Network and overseeing the department's charter school authorization and
school improvement efforts.  Additionally, he has untaken projects to merge
the department’s data and IT functions to ensure that teachers and school
leaders are able to leverage high impact data to inform instructional
decisions.  Prior to joining RIDE, Steve served as the Assistant
Superintendent of Student Programs at the Louisiana Department of Education
and served as the COO for the University of New Orleans Charter Schools
Network with operated four Recovery School District charter schools in New