Jason Dougal is the Chief Executive Officer of the National Institute for School Leadership and the Chief Operating Officer of the National Center on Education and the Economy. As CEO of NISL, Mr. Dougal provides strategic leadership and oversees the operations of the entire organization. He also serves as the lead facilitator in NISL Superintendent Academies in three states (Pennsylvania, Kentucky, and Mississippi). Under Mr. Dougalís leadership, NISL has won multiple grants from the U.S. Department of Education totaling more than $20 million and been the subject of multiple third-party evaluations showing statistically significant improvement in student performance conducted by The RAND Corporation, American Institutes of Research, Johns Hopkins University and Old Dominion University. Prior to his role at NISL, he was the Executive Director of Excellence for All, a program aimed at restructuring high schools that yielded statistically significant gains for students on state accountability exams. Prior to that, he was the General Counsel and oversaw operations at America’s Choice, Inc., the country’s leading provider of comprehensive school reform services. Mr. Dougal has over 13 years of experience in senior leadership of leading K-12 not-for-profits. Before joining NCEE, Jason was a corporate associate at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, a preeminent international law firm.