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Javaid E. Siddiqi, Ph.D.

President & CEO

Dr. Javaid Siddiqi is the President and CEO of The Hunt Institute. Prior to serving as President & CEO, he served as the Director of the Hunt-Kean Leadership Fellows. Javaid’s career spans more than 20 years in education and education reform and policy. He began his professional career as a high school teacher, assistant principal, and principal in Chesterfield County, Virginia. He served as secretary of education under Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell. Prior to his appointment, he served as deputy secretary of education where he focused his efforts on teacher quality and improving educational outcomes for all students. In addition to an extensive history of leadership service, Javaid continues to actively serve his community and state. He is an Aspen Institute Fellow, former Vice-Rector of the Radford University Board of Visitors, and a former member of the Chesterfield County School Board. He currently serves on the Elevate Early Education board. Javaid is a graduate of Richard Bland College, Virginia State University, and Virginia Commonwealth University where he received both his undergraduate degree and a doctorate in educational leadership.



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