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Mike Magee is CEO of Chiefs for Change. Prior to working at Chiefs for Change, he co-founded and was CEO of Rhode Island Mayoral Academies (RIMA), where he worked with a statewide coalition of mayors to enact sweeping changes to state education policy and to build a statewide network of regional, diverse-by-design charter schools. Before starting RIMA, for a decade, Mike taught American literature and philosophy at Haverford College, Wheaton College, and the Rhode Island School of Design. In 2004, his book, Emancipating Pragmatism, won the Elizabeth Agee Prize in American Studies. He is a 2013 Pahara Aspen Education Fellow and Pahara Fellowship moderator. Mike holds a Ph.D. in English from the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and English from the College of the Holy Cross. He lives in Rhode Island with his three daughters.