Senior Vice President for Education and Corporate Affairs (retired) Scholastic, Inc.

Ernie’s career spans the public and private sectors in education and publishing. After earning his doctorate in educational leadership at Harvard, he became an assistant superintendent in Pittsburgh and then served as a school superintendent for twenty years, including thirteen years in Greenwich.

The Greenwich Schools Community Service Awards, which he initiated, are now named for him. For the past 30 years, Ernie has served as Senior Vice President for Education and Corporate Affairs at Scholastic Inc.

In that capacity, he was in charge of editorial and marketing for 34 magazines, formed literacy partnerships with states and major urban cities and developed and ran major literacy institutes.

In addition to chairing Scholastic’s National Board of Advisors, he has served on several boards including Tobacco Free Kids, the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers and the National Executive Service Corps. He was elected to the Publishers Hall of Fame in 2009.