Ralph Smith

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Ralph Smith

Board Member

Throughout his distinguished career, Ralph Smith has been a leader who brings together unusual allies. Ralph is the managing director of the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading, a national network of communities focused on ensuring children read on grade level by the end of third grade. He has also worked at the Philadelphia School District as chief of staff and special counsel, at the University of Pennsylvania as a law professor, and at the Annie E. Casey Foundation. He is a graduate of Loyola Marymount University and UCLA School of Law.