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Dr. Gasko holds a doctorate in educational administration with a focus on policy and planning from the University of Texas at Austin’s Public School Executive Leadership Program; a Master of Arts in education and teaching from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio; and a Bachelor of Science in engineering from the SUNY Maritime Academy. Dr. Gasko served as the Chief Executive Officer of UChicago Impact and Managing Director of the University of Chicago’s Urban Education Institute (UEI). In this role, Dr. Gasko led school turnaround work to close third grade reading gaps across Minneapolis and St. Paul public school districts and charter networks. He also partnered with the CEO and founder of Groupon to implement a high school and college readiness transformation initiative for middle school students across 38 schools on the South and West sides of Chicago.  As Founder and Chair of the Texas Early Learning Council, Dr. Gasko successfully wrote and received an $11 million grant to support change across these systems, which was matched by $30 million in state funds by the Texas Education Agency.