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ERS Team and Board of Directors

ERS Team

  • Knowledge Management & Research Coordinator
    As the Knowledge Management & Research Coordinator, Lauren develops structures and processes to facilitate organizational knowledge transfer and learning through which ERS supports... More »
  • Analyst
    Mauro currently works as part of the ESSER strategy team, providing direct support and group workshops to cohorts of districts in Indiana and Tennessee. His work is focused on helping... More »
  • Manager
    Since joining ERS in 2016, Tara has worked with district and state partners nationally, with a focus on the way resources are allocated and organized to support strategic school design.... More »
  • Principal Associate
    In her role as Principal Associate, Hayley supports district leaders by conducting quantitative and qualitative analyses and facilitating decision-making processes. Hayley has conducted a... More »
  • Managing Partner, Core Services
    Karen has been a member of the ERS leadership team since 2005. She leads the Core Services group at ERS, which includes Human Resources; Organizational Development; Diversity, Belonging,... More »
  • Human Resources Associate
    Carson supports Noah Carp, Director of Operations, and Diane Garcia Clayton, Talent and Human Resource Manager, in guiding ERS's HR, talent, and organizational development work. She helps... More »
  • Partnerships & Strategy Lead
    As Strategy & Partnerships Lead, Rachel is responsible for advancing ERS' partnership development strategy and aligning internal functions to business needs and a vision for ERS’ position... More »
  • Manager
    In his time at ERS, Eddie has led work in Tulsa on enabling more time for professional learning and teacher leadership roles, and redesigning the annual school planning process to enable... More »
  • Associate
    Sam is a member of the Hartford Public Schools team where he supports the district’s COVID-19 progress monitoring and transition planning work, as well as their systems-level continuous... More »
  • Associate
    Walter currently works with the Texas Education Agency to support districts within the System of Great Schools network. His work aims to design funding systems that empower school leaders... More »
  • Partner
    Since joining ERS in 2008, Betty has worked with numerous partner districts on resource use analysis and student-based-budgeting (SBB), including Atlanta, Baltimore, Denver, Duval County,... More »
  • Associate
    Crystal currently works on the Sustainable Transformation team, which is focused on empowering districts with models and resource considerations as they apply ESSER II stimulus dollars to... More »
  • Analyst
    Meredith is currently working on the Miami and Austin teams to support the districts’ COVID-19 school re-entry planning process. Previously, she has worked on the Alliance for Resource... More »
  • Manager
    Since joining ERS, Christopher has managed work with the Texas Education Agency and its System of Great Schools initiative. Christopher’s work focuses on ensuring successful strategic and... More »
  • Associate
    As an Associate, Morgan conducts various analyses to support strategic decision-making for ERS partner districts. Morgan has recently partnered with Hartford Public Schools (CT),... More »
  • Engagement & Operations Lead
    A member of the Knowledge and Technologies team, Meg's work concentrates on reach and efficicay of ERS' message delivery and digital marketing strategies. They work with the... More »
  • Partner
    Kristen leads ERS’ R&D around school designs that support recovery and redesign in the 2021-22 school year and beyond. A recent outcome of this work was the Schools Start Here Guides for... More »
  • Analyst
    Ilana is a member of the South Bend Empowerment Zone Team, on which she analyzes various strategic approaches for turnaround schools to improve student outcomes. Prior to joining ERS,... More »
  • Associate Director, Talent & Human Resources
    Diane leads the talent and human resource work at ERS. She collaborates with teams across ERS to enhance organizational development; build strong team engagement; and advance diversity,... More »
  • Principal Associate
    Since joining ERS, Abel has supported numerous district partners transform their resource use and strategic practices to improve student outcomes. Internally, Abel helps lead ERS' Funding... More »
  • Director of Finance & Operations
    Renee leads ERS’ finance, accounting and operations functions, managing resources that fuel our progress toward impact, sustainability, and scale.  Renee leads a finance team which... More »
  • Associate
    Since joining ERS in 2020, Mark has supported several district and field-building projects in planning for sustainable shifts to districts and schools as they respond to new and increased... More »
  • Manager
    Courtney joined ERS in 2013 and is a leader on ERS’ Funding and Portfolio Practice Area.  Through her work, Courtney supported groups of districts and states prepare for the new... More »
  • Senior Administrative Assistant
    Jamila in her administrative capacity, provides direct support to Karen Baroody - Managing Partner, Core Services and Kristen Ferris – Partner Lead in ERS’ R&D in School Designs. She... More »
  • Data & Learning Lead
    Jenny helps to ensure that partner district data is clean, accurate and standardized across all projects while also helping many individual projects with their resource equity analyses,... More »
  • Associate Director, Partnerships & Development
    Nicole focuses on supporting ERS’ impact and long-term sustainability through building and executing a successful and adaptable fundraising and partnership strategy.  Prior to moving into... More »
  • Senior Administrative & Communications Assistant
    Becca provides direct support to partner David Rosenberg. In addition to her administrative support duties, she is part of the Communications and Partnerships team, supporting team... More »
  • Principal Associate
    Lauren is a Principal Associate at ERS. She is currently on the Washington snapshot team, working with Seattle and the 6 surrounding districts to identify ways to improve elementary math... More »
  • Executive Assistant & Administrative Team Lead
    Kate is the Administrative Team Lead and provides direct support to the CEO and President, Karen Hawley Miles and Managing Director, Karen Baroody. She provides additional support to... More »
  • Field Building Lead
    Torrie works on building two-way connections between our work and the larger education field.  Prior to joining ERS, Torrie worked on the Educator Effectiveness team at the Southern... More »
  • Chief Executive Officer
    Karen Hawley Miles is the president and CEO of Education Resource Strategies, Inc. She has worked intensively with school systems nationwide to analyze and improve their funding systems,... More »
  • Principal Associate
    Tomas supports districts make strategic resource decisions through rigorous data analysis, project planning, and collaborative partner relationships. Since joining ERS in 2019, Tomas has... More »
  • Analyst
    Caroline currently works on the Baltimore team to support the district’s COVID-19 school re-entry planning process. Prior to joining ERS, Caroline earned her B.A from Hamilton College... More »
  • Principal Associate
    While at ERS, Molly has worked closely with district budget directors in Lowell, MA; Victoria, TX; and Washington, DC to develop budget allocation systems that more equitably support each... More »
  • Systems Administrator
    Stan is a member of the technologies team. As such, he is responsible for the maintenance, support, and continuing improvement of the IT infrastructure. He also works with all of ERS’... More »
  • Associate
    Callum is currently working to support Dallas ISD with the design and implementation of an extended school year. Callum’s work with Dallas specifically focuses on leveraging additional... More »
  • Senior Staff Accountant
    Luree joined ERS in 2015 and is responsible for grant reporting, managing accounts payable functions, and various special projects within the Finance team. Luree graduated from Kansas... More »
  • Manager
    Since joining ERS in 2015, Jess has worked with district partners nationally, with a focus on the way in which resources are allocated and organized to support strategic school design. In... More »
  • Manager
    Since joining ERS in 2014, Emily has worked on projects across the country, with a focus on realigning their resources to promote student achievement. Her work has taken her to Los... More »
  • Partner
    David provides strategic counsel to state and local education leaders, including most recently in Nashville, TN; Indianapolis, IN; Washington, DC; Mesa, AZ; and the States of Indiana,... More »
  • Staff Accountant
    Nick reviews and enters expense reports and organizes, reviews, and reconciles invoices for accounts payable. He also cuts checks for the expense reports and invoices that need to be paid... More »
  • Associate
    Kaylen is currently working with the Baltimore team to support the district's COVID-19 school re-entry planning process as well as its continuous improvement strategy. Before joining... More »
  • Manager
    Since joining ERS in 2011, Laura has conducted resource use analyses, high-level strategy support, and school-based budgeting support in over 20 school districts including Denver,... More »
  • Manager
    Since joining ERS in 2015, Sarah has worked with school, system, and national education leaders to transform how they use people, time, and money to best meet the needs of their students... More »
  • Principal Associate
    Arjun currently works with the Uplift Education charter network in North Texas, supporting their efforts to create and implement a strategic plan for an extended school year. Prior to... More »
  • Director of Technology Services
    Kristan leads ERS's Technology Services team in deploying technology solutions that support data management, data governance, technology-based internal colalboration, knowledge... More »
  • Associate Director, Leadership Development
    Renée’s career at ERS has spanned consulting, Communications, and Leadership Development.  In her current role as Associate Director of Leadership Development, she leads the team that... More »
  • Associate
    Erin is a member of the Alliance for Resource Equity team, where she supports the initiative's work to ensure that the allocation and use of school resources enables the success of all... More »
  • Analyst
    Since joining ERS, Nick has been a part of the ESSER Strategy and Toolkit team, where he supported the development of a curriculum that will be used to facilitate a cohort of school... More »
  • Managing Partner, Consulting
    Jonathan is responsible for ensuring that ERS’s footprint in the field maximizes our organization’s impact. This includes guiding our consulting project work in ways that respond to the... More »
  • Director
    Joseph is a Manager in ERS’ consulting practice. Since joining the team, he has supported a range of districts in realigning their resources to promote student achievement. Most recently,... More »

Board of Directors

  • Chief Executive Officer of the New Teacher Center
    Desmond Blackburn, Ph.D, is Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of New Teacher Center (NTC). NTC is a national non-profit organization that works to disrupt the predictability of educational... More »
  • Advisor Partner, Bain and Company
    Marcia Blenko is an advisor partner at Bain & Company, which she joined in 1988. She co-founded and led Bain’s Global Organization Practice for a number of years. Much of her consulting... More »
  • Ann Blakeney Clark brought a quarter-century of experience in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools to her role as school district superintendent. Clark has held a variety of teaching and... More »
  • President and Chief Executive Officer of Peter Gorman Leadership Associates LLC
    Dr. Peter Gorman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Peter Gorman Leadership Associates LLC, has been recognized nationally as an education leader and for developing outstanding... More »
  • Executive Director, Boston Plan for Excellence
    Since 1995, Ellen Guiney has led the Boston Plan for Excellence (BPE), a non-profit organization dedicated to innovative strategies for improving education in Boston Public Schools.... More »
  • Former Dean of the School of Education, University of Maryland, Professor Emeritus of Education & Public Affairs, University of Maryland
    Beloved husband, father, activist, and ERS board member Willis D. Hawley (Bill) passed away on Wednesday, November 17th of natural causes, at his home in Bethesda, Maryland, surrounded in... More »
  • Professor of Education Leadership, Harvard Graduate School of Education
    Monica Higgins is the Kathleen McCartney Professor of Education Leadership at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, where her research and teaching focus on the areas of leadership... More »
  • Senior Lecturer on Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education
    Dr. Irvin Scott joined the faculty of Harvard Graduate School of Education during the summer of 2016. At Harvard, Irvin’s concentration is Educational Leadership. Irvin is excited about... More »
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