Chris Gabrieli

TSC Co-Chair
Chris Gabrieli has been at the forefront of the movement to rethink the school calendar as the co-founder of the National Center on Time & Learning. He is also a Lecturer at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
Following his success as a venture capitalist, Chris co-founded Massachusetts 2020, a non-profit organization with the mission to expand the economic and educational opportunities for children and families across Massachusetts. After leading the state’s first-in-the-nation initiative to expand learning time in public schools, Massachusetts 2020 grew its work to include districts across the country through a partner organization, the National Center on Time & Learning (NCTL). Chris is the co-founder of NCTL, a national think tank, which conducts research, supports public policy, and provides direct support to schools across the nation, all centered in how schools can use more learning time to ensure students gain the academic skills they need and enjoy the well-rounded education they deserve. In addition, Chris co-authored a book with Warren Goldstein entitled Time to Learn: How a New School Schedule is Making Smarter Kids, Happier Parents, and Safer Neighborhoods, published by Jossey-Bass in 2008, which serves as a blueprint for policymakers and district leaders as they think about redesigning and expanding learning time.Chris is also currently a part-time lecturer at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Chris is a committed participant in the civic life of Boston and Massachusetts, serving now and in the past on numerous civic and university boards. He won the Democratic primary for Lt. Governor in 2002 and came in second in the Democratic primary for Governor in 2006. Chris and his wife Hilary live in Boston where they raise their five children.

Blair Brown

National Director
Blair Brown is the National Director of the Time to Succeed Coalition. Blair oversees all of TSC’s day-to-day operations, including partnerships, strategic outreach, and media.
In addition, Blair is the Director of Communications & External Affairs at the National Center on Time & Learning. Prior to her current role, Blair served as the Associate Director of Public Policy for Massachusetts 2020, a state affiliate of the National Center on Time & Learning. In that position, she helped grow state support for the Massachusetts Expanded Learning Time Initiative from $6.5 million to $17.5 million in three years. She has also served as legislative director for Massachusetts State Representative Alice K. Wolf and is a veteran of many Massachusetts political campaigns. Blair earned her Master’s in Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School and her B.A. in political science from Wheaton College in Norton, MA.




Chelsea Murphy

Communications & Digital Media Associate
Chelsea Murphy is the Communications & Digital Media Associate of the Time to Succeed Coalition and the National Center on Time & Learning. Chelsea oversees all of TSC’s online communications, manages the social channels (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+), and strategic email marketing outreach. Prior to joining the TSC team, Chelsea served as the communications coordinator at Points of Light in Atlanta, GA.