Richard Riley

Senior Partner

The EducationCounsel leadership team includes former U.S. Secretary of Education and former South Carolina Governor Richard Riley. During his tenure with the U.S. Department of Education, Secretary Riley helped launch historic education initiatives to raise academic standards; improve instruction for the poor and disadvantaged; increase parental and business involvement; establish afterschool academic enrichment programs; support training and professional development for teachers; expand grants and loans to help more students attend college; foster international education; prepare young people for careers; and promote lifelong learning. To groups throughout the country, Secretary Riley provides strategic planning and policy advice to promote high-quality teaching and learning at all levels of education.