Chairman, Special Olympics; Co-Founder and Chair, Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning
Timothy Shriver is chairman of Special Olympics. An educator focused on social and emotional factors of learning, he co-founded and currently chairs the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning. In 1987, he created the country’s first school-based primary prevention program in New Haven, CT. The Social Development Department featured a K-12 social and emotional learning curriculum, the Extended Day Academy, a parent-education program, and a mental health team. He discovered the link between emotion, relationships, and learning while studying child development at Yale Child Study Center. Shriver is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, author of Fully Alive, producer of four films, and recipient of several honors.