“The board is fortunate to be gaining an educator with Veronica Conforme’s insight, experience and reputation,” said NLP board Chairman John Carroll. “Our success depends on America’s schools, and Veronica’s counsel will be invaluable."
Conforme joins a distinguished and engaged group of current and former journalists, educators and corporate leaders.
“I am honored and excited about joining the board of the News Literacy Project, and to help champion the critical work the project is doing with our youth,” Conforme said.
“As our students rise up to the challenge of higher standards and get ready to go to college, career skills like critical thinking and analyzing from fact-based sources are even more essential to their success. The News Literacy Project supports students, teachers and schools to achieve this goal.”
Conforme is head of the College Board’s Access to Opportunity campaign, which helps at-risk students succeed in AP courses, explore college options and attend colleges where they are equipped to succeed.
She joined the College Board in May 2013 after a decade with the New York City Department of Education, where she most recently served as chief operating officer, advising the chancellor and directing the work of the finance, technology, fundraising, operations, communications and public relations teams. She previously was the DOE’s chief financial officer and the deputy chief schools officer for operations, overseeing the day-to-day activities of the city’s 1,700 public schools.
The News Literacy Project is active in middle schools and high schools in New York City as well as in Chicago and the Washington, D.C., region.