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Chris Gabrieli is an American businessman, political candidate, and current chairman of the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.[1][2]

Chris Gabrieli
Chris Gabrieli, Lowell City Hall, 2004.jpg
Chairman of the
Massachusetts Department of Education
Assumed office
Nominated byCharlie Baker
Personal details
BornBuffalo, New York, U.S.
Alma materHarvard College (A.B.)

Early lifeEdit

Gabrieli was born in Buffalo, New York in 1960 and graduated with an A.B. in 1981 from Harvard College.[3]


Gabrieli was a Democratic Party candidate for Congress in 1998, and was the nominee for Lieutenant Governor in the 2002 Massachusetts gubernatorial election.

In 2000, Gabrieli co-founded the educational charity, Massachusetts 2020. In 2006, Gabrieli came in second place in 2006 Massachusetts gubernatorial primary election, losing to eventual winner Deval Patrick.

Gabrieli is a senior partner at Bessemer Venture Partners where he focuses on the biotechnology industry.

In 2008, Gabrieli co-authored, Time to Learn: How a New School Schedule is Making Smarter Kids, Happier Parents, and Safer Neighborhoods. Gabrieli leads a movement to redesign the school calendar.[4] He is the co-founder of Transforming Education.[5] He is also the co-chair of the National Center on Time & Learning, an education policy organization.[6]

Personal lifeEdit

Gabrieli lives in Boston with his wife and their five children.[7] Gabrielli has one brother, John Gabrieli, who is a neuroscientist and professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


  1. ^ "Chris Gabrieli". Harvard Graduate School of Education. Retrieved 2019-12-02.
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  3. ^ "Chris Gabrieli". Harvard Graduate School of Education. Retrieved 5 September 2017.
  4. ^ "Using Time Wisely | Center for American Progress". 2011-10-04. Retrieved 2013-09-02.
  5. ^ "Homepage". Transforming Education website. Retrieved 25 October 2015.
  6. ^ "Luis Ubiñas: How to Learn in the 21st Century (Video)". 2012-05-10. Retrieved 2013-09-02.
  7. ^ "Chris Gabrieli | The National Center on Time & Learning". Archived from the original on 2013-12-20. Retrieved 2013-09-02.