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John T. Fischer

Board Member

John Fischer is currently the Principal at Education Solutions, LLC providing consulting and technical assistance in education and workforce issues to states, municipalities and organizations. John provides strategic direction and counsel in various pathways to employment initiatives for youth and adults with the goal to increase postsecondary credential attainment in upwardly mobile careers for underserved learners. Prior to establishing Education Solutions in 2020, John was a senior program officer in Global Policy and Advocacy for U.S. Programs with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. In this role, he was responsible for national policy and advocacy strategies in federal education and workforce policy, education to employment pathways, school improvement and accountability systems. In addition to his work in education philanthropy, John worked in the Vermont Agency of Education where he served as the Deputy Secretary for Innovation and Transformation, Prior to that, John served as Provost/Vice President in the NH Community College System. He is a graduate of Plymouth State University where he received his bachelor's degree in social studies education and master's degree in guidance and counseling.