Lou Erste

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Lou Erste


State Schools Chief Policy Officer, Georgia Department of Education




Mr. Erste is State Schools Chief Policy Officer and Title IX Coordinator at the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE). He served as State Superintendent for District Flexibility, Charter Schools, Policy, and Government Affairs and Charter Schools Director at GaDOE from 2011-2020 and as Charter Schools Division Director from 2010-2011. Prior to GaDOE, Erste served as Chief Operating Officer at Mosaica Education, Inc.; Chief Operating Officer of the District of Columbia Public Schools; Consultant to the Council of the Great City Schools; and Chief Executive Officer and other executive roles at the Cleveland Municipal School District. He also served as Research Director, Survey Research Consultant, Senior Research Analyst, and Computer Programmer in the non-profit and private sectors, and in various teaching, research, management, and computer programming roles at the University of Michigan and Cleveland State University.

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