Donald GratzDonald B. Gratz, Ph.D., Senior Associate, National School Reform, guides CTAC’s Standard Bearer Schools process and school turnaround efforts. He has held several key staff and leadership positions during an extensive and distinguished career in education, including Professor, Chair of the Education Department and Director of Graduate Programs in Education at Curry College in Milton, MA. He previously served as Executive Director of The Alliance for Education in Worcester, MA. Dr. Gratz is one of the nation’s leading experts on performance-based compensation. He coordinated the first phase of CTAC’s evaluation of Denver’s pay for performance initiative and guided the implementation of systemic reform initiatives in large districts throughout the United States. He is widely published in the area of performance-based compensation, including the recently issued The Peril and Promise of Performance Pay: Making Education Compensation Work.