Christopher David Cerf Edit Profile
Bachelor, Amherst College, Massachusetts, 1977. Juris Doctor, Columbia University, New York City, 1984. Graduate, Broad Union Superintendants Academy, 2004.
Law clerk to Honorary J. Skelly Wright United States Court Appeals (District of Columbia circuit), 1984-1985. Law clerk to Justice Sandra Day O'Connor United States Supreme Court, Washington, 1985-1986. Associate, then partner Onek, Klein & Farr, 1986-1991.
Partner Wiley, Rein & Fielding, 1991-1993, 96. Associate council to President The White House, 1994-1996. Executive vice president, general counsel Edison Schools, Incorporated, New York York City, 1997—1999, general counsel, chief operating officer, 1999—2000, chief operating officer, 2000—2002, president, chief operating officer, 2002—2006.
Deputy chancellor for strategy & innovation New York City Department Education, 2006—2009. Senior policy advisory to mayor New York City, 2009—2010. President, Chief Executive Officer Sangari Global Education, 2010—2011.
Acting commissioner New Jersey Department Education, since 2011. Board directors Edison Project, Inc., 2000—2006.
Member: The District of Columbia Bar. Pennsylvania and American Bar Associations.
Married Ann Morrell Rasmussen, August 2, 1980. Children: Nathan, Leah Grace, Will.