Jack McCarthy Bio

President & CEO, AppleTree Institute for Education and Innovation

Jack McCarthy is President and CEO of AppleTree Institute for Education Innovation and AppleTree Early Learning Public Charter School. AppleTree is an entrepreneurial nonprofit that develops and provides evidence-based early learning programs to the most underserved three and four-year olds.Under Jack’s leadership, AppleTree has grown to a $25 million enterprise with 230 staff and a growing impact on policy and practice. AppleTree Institute won a prestigious US Department of Education Investing in Innovation (‘i3”) development grant for Every Child Ready, an evidence-based early learning intervention that erases the achievement gap before children enter kindergarten. Today, AppleTree Early Learning educates 1200 children at ten sites throughout Washington, DC. Jack is a graduate of The American University in Washington, DC and has a certificate in strategic management and governance of charter schools from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He is married to Elaine McCarthy and has two sons, Liam and Christian.