The task force will manage our request for proposals (RFP) process for 1 Million Strong’s three pillars: curriculum, teacher training and technology. The task force will assist the Foundation in selecting the best proposals to develop national Mandarin language curriculum, improve Mandarin teacher training and certification and implement technology platforms to make language learning accessible to wider audiences.

Marty Abbott, Executive Director, American Council on the Teacher of Foreign Languages (ACTFL)
Michele Aoki, Director, Confucius Institute of the State of Washington Education Center, International Education Administrator, Seattle Public Schools
William Bao Bean, Investment Partner, SOSV
Jeffrey Bissell, Head of School, Chinese American International School (CAIS)
Paul Boesen, Senior Advisor, GreenPoint Group
Selena Cantor, Senior Director, The College Board
Cecilia Chang, Professor of Chinese, Asian Studies Department, Williams College
Robert Davis, Executive Director, Chinese Language and Culture Initiatives, The College Board
Gregory Fulkerson, Director, Language Acquisition Workgroup, Delaware Department of Education
Ann Marie Gunter, Past President, NCSSFL
Elizabeth Hardage, Chief Academic Officer, The Ivy Group
Jonathan Henry, Development Contractor
Emilie Kao, Co-Founder and Executive Director, KIDS WORLD USA
Jennifer Manise, Executive Director, Longview Foundation
Lisa Podbilski, World Language Department Chair, Louisville Collegiate School
Carolyn Schubach, Administrators Program Director, Utah Dual Language Immersion
Duarte Silva, Executive Director, California World Language Project, Stanford Graduate School of Education
Grace Tan, Partner, TNTP
Frank Lixing Tang, Professor (Ret.) of Foreign Language Education, New York University (NYU)
Jeff Wang, Director of China Learning Initiatives, Asia Society
Shuhan Wang, Project Director of CELIN, Asia Society
Ryan Wertz, Lead Consultant for World Languages, Ohio Department of Education