Jon Schroeder is a Senior Fellow with Education|Evolving (E|E), having been associated with E|E and previous joint ventures of the non-profit Center for Policy Design and Hamline University from 1996 until his retirement from Hamline in 2014. Previously, Jon played a major role in creating the Federal Charter School Program and the Corporation for National and Community Service during his ten years on the staff of former U.S. Senator Dave Durenberger. Jon was then Vice President for Public Affairs and Communications for Scholarship America, the nation’s largest non-profit college scholarship management organization. Earlier in his career, he was a Research Associate for the Citizens League and Publisher and Editor of the Grant County Herald.
Jon has held volunteer leadership positions in a number of organizations, including service as board chairs of the National Youth Leadership Council and EdVisions Schools. He’s now on the boards of EdVisions Schools, the Minnesota Association of Charter Schools (MACS) and People for Post-secondary Enrollment Options (PPSEO) and remains involved in state and national initiatives to link service learning and education reform. Jon was appointed to state commissions on education policy and service learning by Governors Al Quie, Rudy Perpich and Arne Carlson. In 2012, his national leadership on charter schools and education policy was recognized through his induction into the National Charter School Hall of Fame.
Jon has a BA degree in Political Science from Macalester College. He and his wife, Dana, live in Minneapolis and have three adult children and two grandchildren.