Elliott Witney

Chief Program Officer

As Chief Program Officer, Elliott oversees Good Reason Houston’s program team, which includes district and school support, early childhood work, and human capital strategy.

Prior to joining Good Reason Houston, Elliott served as an Associate Superintendent in Spring Branch ISD where he led several district-wide efforts – including strategy, school redesign, leadership capacity-building, and innovation – designed to deliver on the district’s goal that every child ultimately earns a postsecondary credential.  He also worked for KIPP Houston Public Schools as a teacher, school leader, and district leader while supporting numerous national expansion efforts for the KIPP Foundation during a rapid-growth phase.  He started his educational career teaching 5th grade in Houston ISD.

Elliott holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Pennsylvania, a Masters of Education in Supervision and Administration from National-Louis University, and a Doctor of Education in Professional Leadership – Special Populations from the University of Houston.