Adam Tucker is a Deputy Director on the K-12 Team and helps lead the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s place-based delivery strategy which seeks to test, codify and scale school improvement models that significantly increase the number of black, Latino, and low-income students who earn a high school diploma, enroll in a post-secondary institution and are on track in their first year to obtain a credential with labor market value. Prior to joining the Foundation, Adam led the communications & advocacy division of Edison Schools. Before Edison, he served as a vice president of LearnNow, another education management organization. In his current role at the Foundation, Adam also draws upon his experience with the Coalition of Essential Schools where he led its school partnerships, public engagement and advocacy program, and Children Now, a nationally recognized children’s advocacy group. He started his education career as a high school history teacher and program administrator in New England. Adam is a graduate of Brown University.