Thomas Zorich is the Executive Director of the Sontag Prize in Urban Education.

Thomas has been involved in the education sector for over 10 years, at the school and district level and at an education nonprofit. Prior to becoming the executive director of the Sontag Prize in Urban Education, Thomas managed the Lawrence Public Schools Sontag Prize and Acceleration Academies in Lawrence, MA.

District and School Partners

Our districts and schools serve a diverse population of students and families and deeply believe that all of our students deserve an opportunity for success inside and outside of the classroom. Our goal is to serve every student in low-income communities first in Massachusetts and eventually across the country. We currently partner with the following school districts:




Board of Directors

We are governed by a Board of Directors who each bring unique perspectives and talent to support our mission.


We are deeply grateful to The Lynch Foundation and New Profit. Without their support, we would not have the opportunity to celebrate excellent teachers, accelerate learning for underserved students, and change lives.