Deputy Executive Director
J. Gordon Wright is the Acting Executive Director of Education Post. He is passionate about building support for great public schools for all kids and feels lucky to help amplify the voices of inspiring advocates around the country every day.
Before joining Education Post, he was Communications Director for Future Is Now, a nonprofit that sought to organize and support teachers taking action to improve their schools and unions. Before that, he was Director of New Media at Erikson Institute, the nation’s premiere graduate school for child development, and prior to that he managed the website and electronic communications for the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. He also spent many years working in higher education, including management roles at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the London School of Economics.
Gordon grew up in Austin, Texas, and went on to earn a bachelor’s in psychology from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. He remained on the East Coast working as a musician and web designer before moving to Chicago to start a family. He is married to his college sweetheart, an educator, and they have two young children who attend their neighborhood public school in Evanston, Illinois.