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Michele J. Givens
President and CEO
Michele Givens is an experienced and strategically focused publishing executive who has helped lead the nonprofit media organization, best known for publishing Education Week, in a time of profound and often difficult change.
She joined EPE as general manager in 2001 and formally received the concurrent title of publisher in 2009. In June 2016, the EPE Board of Trustees announced her appointment to succeed her longtime colleague Virginia B. Edwards as the organization’s president and CEO, effective August 1, 2016.
Previously in her career, Givens was the consumer marketing director for Outside magazine in Santa Fe, N.M.; associate consumer marketing manager at Rodale Press in Emmaus, Pa.; and circulation director at McGraw-Hill in Washington, D.C.
Givens earned an M.S. in the Management of Information Technology from the University of Virginia, an M.B.A. from the University of New Mexico, and a bachelor’s degree from George Mason University.
She serves on the board of directors of the Center for Teaching Quality and is a member of the National Press Club.
Editor-in-Chief/Chief Content Officer
Scott Montgomery is the Editor-in-Chief/Chief Content Officer for Education Week, leading all the teams responsible for news coverage across EPE. He is a longtime digital news executive with deep experience in digital transformation and organizational change. Montgomery joined Education Week in July 2017 after five years as the Managing Editor for Digital News at NPR.
Montgomery spent his early career at newspapers in Florida, as both a reporter and editor before moving to Washington, DC in 1996. During a brief time back in Florida at the then-St. Petersburg Times (now Tampa Bay Times) Scott led the team that invented the fact-checking website Politifact.com, which won the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting and helped spark the current wave of fact-check journalism.
In his career, Montgomery has spent many years in federal policy journalism, as Managing Editor of CQ Weekly and later as the Editor-in-Chief of Roll Call. In 2015, Montgomery was a Sulzberger Fellow at Columbia University.