NGA Center for Best Practices
Seth Gerson serves as program director in the NGA Center for Best Practices, where he works on early childhood and K-12 education issues.
Prior to joining NGA, Gerson was director of government relations for the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. In that role, he advised policymakers on ways that federal and state policy can support and strengthen the teaching profession. Gerson also served as co-chair of the 110-member Coalition for Teaching Quality from May 2015 to October 2016, where he led the coalition’s efforts to shape the national conversation on teaching and learning.
Previously, Gerson served as a senior policy advisor for U.S. Senator Jack Reed of Rhode Island, during his time as a senior member of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. In that capacity, he advised Senator Reed on all legislation related to early childhood care and education, K-12 education, career and technical education, college access and affordability, workforce development and national service. He was also a presidential management fellow in Senator Reed’s office and at the U.S. Department of Labor.
Gerson is a graduate of the University of Maryland College Park and earned his J.D. from Seton Hall Law School. He is admitted to practice law in Maryland and New Jersey.
Seth originally hails from New Jersey.