A middle-aged man with short black hair and black framed glasses wearing a blue suit coat, white shirt and blue tie stands outside in the sun near a bridge.

Aneesh Sohoni

Job Title
Executive Director, Chicago-Northwest Indiana
Corps Year: 
Corps Region: 
Twin Cities
Alumni Region: 
Chicago–Northwest Indiana

Aneesh began his career in education as a corps member in the Twin Cities teaching high school English and serving as department chair. After the corps, he moved to Tennessee to work for Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman. There, Aneesh served as the Chief of Staff for the Division of Teachers and Leaders, and played a major role in the design and implementation of the state’s transformative teacher evaluation system.

Aneesh served in a senior role at TNTP (formerly The New Teacher Project), ensuring systems around the country improve achievement for students, and leading intensive engagements with major reforms in Camden, NJ and Boston, MA. His responsibilities have included supporting the implementation of the Camden City School District’s strategic plan, which resulted in the hiring of a school district cabinet and leadership team with demonstrated and quantifiable success. He also supported Boston Public Schools with their implementation of college and career-ready standards. Additionally, Aneesh is an Illinois State Charter School Commissioner appointed by Governor Rauner and was named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 Class of 2016 for education.