Daniel Anello

Daniel Anello

Chief Executive Officer

Kids First Chicago

Daniel Anello has served as Chief Executive Officer of Kids First Chicago since 2015. He brings deep quantitative analytical skills and authentic lived-experience to his role in supporting parent-led and data-informed change within Chicago’s public schools. He previously served as the Chief of Strategy and External Relations for Chicago International Charter School. In 2014 Daniel played an important role in securing equitable funding for students citywide working side-by-side with the CPS budget office on the implementation of a new student-based funding formula. Daniel came into urban education through the Broad Residency. In 2015 Daniel was named in the inaugural class of Presidential Leadership Scholars an initiative that draws upon the resources of the U.S. presidential centers of Lyndon B. Johnson George H.W. Bush William J. Clinton and George W. Bush. In 2018 he was invited to share his personal leadership story at the Presidential Leadership Forum. Daniel was a member of the Pahara-Aspen Education Fellowship Summer 2016 cohort and the Leadership Greater Chicago 2018-19 cohort. He is also a member of Education Leaders of Color and a Board member of Bottom Line Chicago and Chicago Urban League. In 2021 Daniel received a Medal of Honor from Chicago Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot for his leadership of the Chicago Connected program. Daniel received a BA in Mathematics from Williams College and and MBA from University of Chicago Booth.

Tuesday, April 5, 2022

3:50 pm
 - 
4:30 pm

Proximity, Parent Power, And Learner Voice

Panel
Harbor F, Level 2