Claire Goldsmith

Claire Goldsmith

Board Chair
Lamplight Education, LLC

Claire is a consultant in educational innovation and strategic planning across independent schools, non-profits, and technology companies. As executive director of the Malone Schools Online Network (MSON) from 2016-2022, she strategically expanded and strengthened the national independent school online learning consortium, led professional development for teachers nationwide, and created innovative new programming.

Claire helped develop MSON while serving in the Stanford Online High School (CA) leadership, ultimately serving as director of admission and external relations. During her five-year tenure at Stanford Online High School, she oversaw year-over-year enrollment growth; managed financial aid, student recruitment, and school collaborations; taught history; and served as the liaison to the Malone Family Foundation for the school's $5 million scholarship endowment. Previously, Claire taught and coached debate at the Harvard-Westlake School (CA).

Claire is Vice President of the Board of trustees of Wilshire Boulevard Temple, which runs Brawerman Elementary School (CA), a member of the Board of Trustees of the Winsor School (MA), her alma mater, a member of the Advisory Council of Geffen Academy of UCLA (CA) and Stanford Online High School (CA), and a member of the Institute for Educational Advancement’s Caroline D. Bradley Scholarship Committee.

Claire graduated from Harvard College with a degree in history and literature and from the Stanford Graduate School of Education with a master's degree in policy, organization, and leadership studies. She completed graduate work on a Harvard fellowship at the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris and was a fellow with Education Pioneers.