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In his three years as superintendent of the South Carolina Public Charter School District, Elliot has established a clear sense of urgency around the need for excellent schools in South Carolina. With a relentless belief in all kids' potential, Elliot and his team have centered on three strategic priorities: 1) authorizing great charter schools, 2) ensuring access and equity for all students, and 3) growing what works. Under his leadership, graduation rates are at an all-time high and elementary, middle and high school proficiency rates have increased. Previously, he served as Chief of Staff for Tennessee's Achievement School District (ASD), where he led the ASD's communications and outreach efforts and played a key role in developing the ASD's start-up strategy. During his time in Tennessee, the number of ASD schools grew from zero to 29 and catalyzed the improvement of Priority (bottom 5%) schools in Memphis and Nashville. From 2012 to 2015, average student proficiency in Priority schools rose from 17% to 26% - a rate of student growth that tripled the growth of students in non-Priority schools-- and students in 2nd and 3rd year ASD schools earned Level 5 growth, the highest possible rating in Tennessee. Before joining the ASD, Elliot was the Deputy Superintendent for the Charleston County School District, where he led the development of Charleston's strategic plan and spearheaded the district's communications efforts. He is a graduate of the Broad Residency, The University of Massachusetts, and the University of Cincinnati, and is a graduate of the 2017 Broad Academy. In his spare time, Elliot can typically be found practicing Krav Maga and hanging out in Charleston with his children Cooper, Benton, and Harper. He is a Fellow of the 22nd class of the Pahara Aspen Education Fellowship and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.