Co-Founder and Secretary of the Board of Directors
Dr. Elizabeth Davidson Pisacreta (Liz) is the co-founder of ScriptEd and has previously served as its Chief Education Officer, responsible for overseeing program implementation, volunteer training, and curriculum development.
In addition to serving as ScriptEd’s Secretary of the Board, Liz is currently a senior researcher at Ithaka S+R, where she leads the American Talent Initiative, a collaboration between Ithaka S+R, the Aspen Institute’s College Excellence Program, Bloomberg Philanthropies, and 86 top colleges and universities, each committed to enrolling and graduating more low- and moderate-income students. Previously, Liz served as the deputy chief strategic officer in the Division of Talent, Labor and Innovation at the New York City Department of Education, where she oversaw policy, communications, and implementation of NYC’s teacher evaluation and development system for more than 75,000 teachers and 1.1 million students. Liz also has experience consulting with various educational organizations on data strategy and analysis, and teacher and school evaluation design and implementation.
Liz began her professional career teaching high school math in Philadelphia’s public schools. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Georgia, a master’s degree in Urban Education from the University of Pennsylvania, and a PhD in Economics and Education from Columbia University.