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Gloria Lee is the chief operating officer at NewSchools Venture Fund, and works in NewSchools' San Francisco office. Previously, she was Bay Area Superintendent for Aspire Public Schools. As area superintendent, Gloria was responsible for the "double bottom line:" both academic achievement and fiscal stability. Under her leadership, Aspire's Bay Area schools grew by an average of 66 points on the state's Academic Performance Index (4.5x the state targets for growth) over a three year period, and received average parent satisfaction ratings of 90%. Aspire's Bay Area schools also increased enrollment by nearly 40% to over 2700 students - making Aspire's Bay Area region larger than 60% of the districts in California. Prior to becoming area superintendent, Gloria served as the founding chief operating officer of Aspire for the organization's first eight years. Prior to joining Aspire, Gloria was a consultant for McKinsey and Company. Gloria also founded a Bay Area office for UCLA School Management Program, a university-based school reform support organization that provided training and coaching to school principals and teachers. She received her BS in agricultural economics at Cornell University, and both an MBA and masters in education at Stanford University. She is a Fellow of the third class of the Aspen Institute-NewSchools Fellowship and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.