Derrell Bradford is the president of 50CAN: The 50-State Campaign for Achievement Now. In his role, Derrell trains and recruits local leaders across the country to serve as executive directors of state CANs, advocacy fellows, and citizen advocates. He leads the National Voices fellowship which focuses on education policy, media, and political collaboration, as well as the organization's communications and policy efforts. Derrell previously served as the executive director at New Jersey's Better Education for Kids. At B4K Derrell worked to secure passage of the tenure reform legislation TEACH NJ. Prior to B4K, Derrell spent nine years with New Jersey’s Excellent Education for Everyone (E3) as director of communications and then executive director. While there he also served on the state’s Educator Effectiveness Task Force. Derrell quotes and writings appear in numerous publications including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and the NY Daily News. He is a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network (Pahara Fall 2016) and serves on several boards including Success Academy Charter Schools, yes. every kid., the PIE Network and A for Arizona. He is a member of the American Enterprise Institute's Leadership Network, the Hoover Education Success Initiative's Practitioner Council, and was the founding board chair of EdBuild. A native of Baltimore, Derrell attended the St. Paul’s School for Boys and the University of Pennsylvania.