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Christopher David Cerf, American state official, former city official. Bar: District of Columbia 1986, Pennsylvania 1988, United States Supreme Court 1988.

Background

Cerf, Christopher David was born on November 18, 1954 in Evanston, Illinois, United States. Son of Jay Henry and Carol Montgomery (McGovern) Cerf.

Education

Bachelor, Amherst College, Massachusetts, 1977. Juris Doctor, Columbia University, New York City, 1984. Graduate, Broad Union Superintendants Academy, 2004.

Career

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.

Achievements

  • Bar: District of Columbia 1986, Pennsylvania 1988, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1988.

Membership

Member: The District of Columbia Bar. Pennsylvania and American Bar Associations.

Connections

Married Ann Morrell Rasmussen, August 2, 1980. Children: Nathan, Leah Grace, Will.

father:
Jay Henry Cerf

mother:
Carol Montgomery (McGovern) Cerf

spouse:
Ann Morrell Rasmussen

children:
Nathan Cerf

Leah Grace Cerf

Will Cerf