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Bill Isler

William Isler

Former Executive Director, Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children’s Media; President, Family Communications, Inc.

Eradicate Hate:
2022, 2023

William Isler is the former Executive Director of the Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children’s Media and the president of Family Communications, Inc. Prior to joining Family Communications, Inc. in 1984, Bill served for eight years in the Pennsylvania Department of Education as Executive Assistant to the Secretary of Education, Commissioner of Basic Education and Senior Program Advisor for Early Childhood Education.An active member of his community, Mr. Isler serves on the Boards of the Pittsburgh Public Schools, Saint Vincent College, Family Health Council of Southwestern PA, the Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, The Grable Foundation, and the Pittsburgh Arts Collaborative. Bill has been an elementary school teacher, day-care teacher, and administrator of a multi-service program for children. He completed his undergraduate studies at Saint Vincent College and graduate Studies at the University of Pittsburgh.

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This cannot be thought of as a conference or a summit. The stakes are simply too high and the data/conversation and methods to drive action more valuable/motivating than any gathering I have attended. I took more than 100 pages of notes and have shared them with my CBS News leadership team, anchors, producers, and correspondents. Nothing about this gathering was easy. The agony around this topic is real. But no one curious about it could ask for a more devoted, rational, or unflinching look into this dark but decipherable world.

Major Elliot Garrett Chief Washington Correspondent, CBS News