Executive Committee, At Large
Michaela English was named President & CEO of Fight For Children in 2006. Prior to joining Fight For Children, she served as president of Discovery Consumer Products and president and COO of Discovery.com. She has held senior positions with the National Geographic Society, Marriott Corporation, and McKinsey & Company. Throughout her professional life, English has held leadership roles in a variety of education, youth-related and other non-profit and corporate initiatives, including managing the K-12 education programs at both Discovery and National Geographic.
English is Vice Chairman of the Board of the Educational Testing Service and a member of the Boards of the Corcoran Gallery of Art and College of Art and Design, DC Preparatory Academy Public Charter School, DC Public Education Fund, and the Gladstone Companies. She is a member of the Advisory Council of William & Mary’s Virginia Institute of Marine Science. She has served as Chairman of the Board of Sweet Briar College, President of the Women’s Forum of Washington, member of the Yale School of Management Board of Advisors, Director of the NEA Foundation for the Improvement of Education, Director of Riggs National Corporation, and Director of the Potomac KnowledgeWay.
English graduated from Sweet Briar College and earned a Master of Public and Private Management degree from Yale School of Management. She lives in Washington, DC with her husband Rob Quartel and has two grown children, Eleanore and Will.
Michela joined the SSP Board of Trustees in 2008.