Prosecutor. Educator. Humanitarian. Entrepreneur.
Alan Safran has demonstrated that multiple successful careers are possible and, indeed, conducive to a fulfilling life.
Safran graduated from Shenendehowa High School in 1976 as valedictorian. He attended Princeton, and George Washington Law School. He began his career as a prosecutor as an Assistant District Attorney in New York City.
He has served as the Deputy Commisioner of Massachusetts Department of Education. He is the co-creator of the Match Corps, and founder of an international nonprofit organization, SAGA Innovations.
As an innovator and pioneer in education, Mr. Safran has led reforms in urban and underserved schools resulting in unprecedented improvements. He has championed the adoption of in-school-day tutoring programs which have directly impacted the education and success of thousands of children, programs that that are changing the futures and trajectory of high-need, at- risk students across the nation.
As a humanitarian who taught in a Cambodian refugee camp, Safran served as the Spokesman and Human Rights Advocate for the United States Senate Foreign Relations Committee and Spokesman for the US Senate Arms Control Observer Group.
He is currently president and CEO of SAGA Innovations and is the proud father of three with his wife, Dana.