Full Name
Jeffrey Shapiro
Job Title
Executive Director
Exceptional Minds
Speaker Bio
A leader in education and a champion of inclusion for those with disabilities, Dr. Shapiro brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to Exceptional Minds.

Previously, Dr. Shapiro was the CEO of Albert Einstein Academies, growing it from a single school in Santa Clarita to a nationwide network of charter schools that exceeded all expectations as one of the more effective educational establishments in the country. He also brings to Exceptional Minds his experiences as the Executive Director for Michael Hoefflin Foundation for Children’s Cancer and for CalArts Alumni Association. Dr. Shapiro formerly served as Director of the Western Region for Johns Hopkins University and Hospital.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology/Women Studies with Honors from Brandeis University and a Master’s degree from Northeastern University as well as two doctoral level degrees from Curentur University. He has served on five boards and is a published author and speaker.

“Exceptional Minds is the very definition of what parents can accomplish with determination and passion. I am honored to be entrusted with that legacy and to be able to use my professional and personal experiences to bring Exceptional Minds to the next level as we continue our mission to create better opportunities for all people with autism.”
Jeffrey Shapiro