Pivot Learning Staff & Leadership

Arun Ramanathan

Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Arun Ramanathan

Dr. Arun Ramanathan is an education leader, expert, and current Chief Executive Officer of Pivot Learning, an Oakland-based non-profit that partners with schools and districts across the nation to ensure a rigorous, relevant, and inclusive public education for all students by developing instructional coherence and improving teaching and learning.

Before joining Pivot, Dr. Ramanathan served as the Executive Director of the Education Trust-West, Chief Student Services Officer for the San Diego Unified School District, and Research Director for the Modified Consent Decree in the Los Angeles Unified School District.

Dr. Ramanathan is an immigrant to the U.S. and an English Learner. He earned his B.A. from Dartmouth College, M.Ed.in Elementary and Special Education from Boston College, and a doctorate in Administration, Policy, and Social Planning from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.