Joel Rose is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of School of One, an initiative within the New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE) that uses a mix of live and online instruction in order to provide students with instruction that is customized to their unique academic needs and learning styles. The initiative was named by Time as one of the top 50 inventions of 2009.
Previously, Rose served as Chief Executive for Human Capital and as Chief of Staff to the Deputy Chancellor at NYCDOE, where he oversaw the restructuring of NYCDOE’s Human Resources Division. Rose has been involved in education for more than 15 years, first as a Teach For America corps member in Houston and later as a senior executive at Edison Schools where he served as the company‘s Associate General Counsel, Chief of Staff , General Manager, and Vice President for School Operations. He earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Tufts University, a law degree from the University of Miami School of Law, and is a graduate of the Broad Urban Superintendents Academy.