Michael Deuser

Director

Dr. Michael Deuser is a seasoned leader dedicated to building educational systems that drive increased postsecondary success and upward economic mobility for young people. Prior to joining ESG, Dr. Deuser served as the Chief of College and Career Success for Chicago Public Schools (CPS), where he oversaw school counseling and postsecondary advising, early college, career and technical education (CTE), work-based learning, community schools and out-of-school time, social-emotional learning, and competency-based education for America’s third-largest school district. In a prior stint at CPS, Deuser directed district departments responsible for continuous improvement and student assessment.

In addition to his work at CPS, Dr. Deuser previously served as the Director of Research and Performance Management at the Academy of Urban School Leadership (AUSL), a Chicago-based school management and teacher development organization, where he worked with teachers, principals, and organizational leaders to develop evidence-based products and practices to enhance student success. He has also served as a Senior Fellow at Jobs for the Future (JFF), where helped K-12 districts, colleges, and employers nationwide collaborate to create career-aligned education pathways culminating in postsecondary credentials with labor market value.

Dr. Deuser leads based on core values of learning, evidence, and impact, and he believes deeply in the transformative power of education. He holds a B.A. in English from Stanford University, a master’s degree in public policy from the University of Chicago, and a doctorate in education leadership from Harvard University.

Why this work?

To help build systems that drive improved, measurable outcomes — particularly postsecondary outcomes — for all people.

Why ESG?

I’m excited to meet, collaborate, and learn with a smart team dedicated to improving educational and economic outcomes at the local, state, and national levels.

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