Gerry House is the President of the Institute for Student Achievement (ISA), a division of ETS. ISA Partners with educators and districts to transform underperforming high schools into academically rigorous and personalized learning environments that prepare students for success in college and careers. Prior to joining ISA, House spent 15 years as school Superintendent in Memphis, Tennessee, and Chapel Hill, North Carolina. House is an active leader in the education community and has served on many national boards, including the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation Board of Directors, the Adelphi University Board of Trustees, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education Advisory Board, the Alliance for Excellent Education Board of Directors, Educational Testing Service Trustee Board (former chair from 2002–2005), Advisory Committee of the Harvard University Change Leadership Group and the AutoZone® Board of Directors.
In 1999, House was named National Superintendent of the Year by the American Association of School Administrators. Other recognitions include the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education's first Alumni Leadership Award; the Harold J. McGraw Jr. Prize in Education Award; Tennessee Superintendent of the Year; and the Council of the Great City Schools' Richard R. Green Award. House was thrice named one of "Long Island's Top 50 Women in Business" by Long Island Business News. House earned her doctorate in education administration at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and holds a master's degree in counseling from Southern Illinois University. She earned her B.A. in English education from North Carolina A&T State University and is the recipient of honorary doctor of humanities degrees from Rhodes College and Lemoyne Owen College, both in Tennessee.