Wendy D. Puriefoy

Wendy D. Puriefoy is President of Public Education Network (PEN), the country's largest network of community-based school reform organizations, reaching 12 million low-income and poor children in 1,600 school districts and 18,000 schools in 34 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.

Ms. Puriefoy has been deeply involved in school reform since the 1970s, when she served as a special monitor of the court-ordered desegregation plan for Boston's public schools. Prior to being recruited as President of PEN, Puriefoy was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of The Boston Foundation in Boston, Massachusetts. She serves on the boards of numerous national organizations including Children's Defense Fund, DEMOS, Learning Matters Inc., and the Independent Sector.