Marc LeBlond
State (aka FSI)

Marc LeBlond

Director of Policy

Marc LeBlond was born and raised in Connecticut and is a product of school choice, having attended private, public, and home schools for K-12. Marc attended Eastern Connecticut State University, earning degrees in Business and Economics, and then Trinity College in Hartford, earning a Master of Public Policy degree. Marc spent twelve years in financial services, working for The Hartford and MassMutual. In 2018, Marc moved with his wife and children to Pennsylvania to work in school choice for the Commonwealth Foundation. Marc is presently Director of Policy for EdChoice.

Marc’s four primary grade children have attended public district, public charter, private, and home schools.

Favorite Quote

“The most basic question is not what is best, but who shall decide what is best.”
— Thomas Sowell

Favorite Teacher/Class

Mr. O’Connor (Mr. O-C) - US History, AP Econ, Freshman Basketball. Mr. O-C was a remarkable teacher and coach. He somehow engaged large classrooms of wildly different students in subject matters they weren’t necessarily interested in. Mr. O-C taught me the inside-out fake crossover, how to find profit on a graph, and how to treat people with kindness. He sparked my interest in Economics, which eventually led me to Milton Friedman and a career in public policy.

High School Mascot


Favorite Pastimes

Family wiffle ball in the front yard

Inspiration for Joining the Educational Choice Movement

My grandmother, who helped my parents pay for school and who instilled in me a deep appreciation for the importance of education.