Fred Jones New Policy Director at Aurora Institute

Edgility Consulting is excited to announce the placement of Fred Jones as the Policy Director at Aurora Institute.

Fred Jones

Policy Director, Aurora Institute
November 2020

The Aurora Institute is a 501c3 nonprofit. Their mission is to drive the transformation of education systems and accelerate the advancement of breakthrough policies and practices to ensure high-quality learning for all. Aurora is shaping the future of teaching and learning for more than 14 million students through its work in policy advocacy, research, and field-building/convening. 

Fred Jones is pleased to serve as the Policy Director for the Aurora Institute. His core responsibilities include leading the Center for Policy team, conducting federal and state policy analysis, providing technical assistance to elected officials, and offering strategic guidance to advance the Aurora Institute’s mission.

“I am excited to build on the success of the Aurora Institute and advance transformational policies that are anchored in equity,” said Jones. “There is no better time in our nation’s history to rethink, change, and improve the delivery of education to students who have historically been underserved. Additionally, I am so grateful for the Edgility team’s support, constructive feedback, and advocacy every step of the hiring process. They made the selection process as simple as possible, reducing the natural stress attached to any search. Edgility has my utmost endorsement and I am appreciative of the opportunity to work with them.”

Experience

Fred began his career at the U.S. House of Representatives working for the Education and Workforce Committee. He also worked as a Legislative Associate for the Alliance for Excellent Education and the Director of Government Affairs for the United Negro College Fund. Most recently Fred served as the Director of Government Affairs and Public Policy for the Southern Education Foundation leading a regional K-16 education equity strategy.

Education and Recognitions

Fred completed the Riley Institute Diversity Leaders Initiative at Furman University, which is the most prestigious leadership development program in South Carolina. He is also a Pahara-NextGen Fellow, an Institute for Responsible Citizenship Scholar, a National Collegiate Scholar, a Coro Fellow, and a 10x All-American Track and Field athlete. He received his B.A. in Political Science from Tufts University and his M.B.A. from the University of Maryland, College Park Robert H. Smith School of Business. He has a beautiful wife, a two-year-old son, and a beautiful newborn daughter.