Lucille E. Davy
Lucille E. Davy is a senior advisor for The Hunt Institute, and is currently focusing on the Common Core State Standards Initiative. From 2005 until January 2010, she was Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Education, during which time she worked collaboratively with the state’s K-12 stakeholders, higher education and business community to implement innovative programs and reforms. Under her leadership, the department focused on early literacy and mathematics programs which resulted in narrowing of the achievement gap as measured by NAEP, expanded high quality early childhood education programs, crafted a student weight-based school funding formula, revised high school graduation requirements and core curriculum standards, raised expectations for performance on statewide assessments, implemented standards for pre-service teacher preparation programs, expanded the number of charter schools, and created school-based professional learning communities and teacher leadership models. Prior to that, she served as Special Counsel to the Governor for Education Policy. Lucille has an undergraduate degree in mathematics and holds a juris doctorate from the University of Notre Dame Law School. She is also a certified math teacher and has taught mathematics at the secondary and collegiate levels.