Marshall Tuck believes in the power of public schools to change lives and has spent two decades working to make it happen. Currently Marshall is the Head of Education Recovery at Great Public Schools Now (GPSN), www.greatpublicschoolsnow.org, a nonprofit focused on ensuring underserved children in Los Angeles receive a quality education. At GPSN, Marshall leads the LA Education Recovery Fund, an effort which has raised close to $10 million to fund high quality nonprofit organizations to provide additional academic, enrichment and health related supports to children in Los Angeles who were most impacted by the pandemic.
Prior to his time at GPSN, Marshall has led two different public-school systems, ran for California State Superintendent of Public instruction, advised numerous education foundations and nonprofits, and actively engaged in education politics and policy to help underserved children receive a quality education.
Marshall was the founding CEO of the Partnership for Los Angeles Schools, www.partnershipla.org, one of the leading public-school turnaround organizations in the country. Under Marshall’s leadership, the Partnership schools had the highest academic improvement among California’s school systems with more than 10,000 students. Graduation rates at the Partnership schools were 36% when it launched in 2008 and have grown to 86% today. Marshall was also the President of Green Dot Public Schools, www.greendot.org, a charter school operator in Los Angeles. 8 of the 10 new charter schools Marshall helped create at Green Dot have been ranked among the top high schools in America by U.S. News & World Report.
Marshall was a candidate for California State Superintendent of Public Instruction and received 5.2 million votes (49.1%) in the 2018 election. He has also been an Educator in Residence at the New Teacher Center, www.newteachercenter.org, worked on efforts to increase public school funding and elect strong education candidates to public office, and taught English and Math internationally. Marshall sits on the Boards of the Partnership for Los Angeles Schools and Parent Revolution. Before going into education full time, Marshall worked in technology and finance. Marshall graduated from UCLA and Harvard Business School and was a fellow in the Broad Residency in Urban Education.