Daniel F. Oscar
Daniel F. Oscar has been the CEO of CSS since 2009, following the retirement of CSS’s founder Dr. Sharon Rose Powell who had led the organization for 30 years since its inception in 1979. Daniel has an extensive record of achievement in establishing and growing innovative educational organizations. He was one of the lead founders of Teach For America (he is featured prominently in Wendy Kopp’s book One Day, All Children), the national teacher corps, and the President & Founder of The Learning Project, a not-for-profit school management organization based in New York City. He also served as Vice President of Product Development for EdisonLearning (formerly Edison Schools). Immediately prior to joining CSS, Mr. Oscar worked as a consultant to a wide-range of education organizations, including Newark (NJ) Charter School Fund, Children’s Progress, and Wireless Generation, where he provided strategic consulting on issues related to business development, educational technology, student assessment, and charter schools. In addition, he served for 17 years (2001-2018) on the Board of Trustees of the Northeast Charter Schools Network (previously New York Charter Schools Association). He holds a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy from Princeton University.