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ERS Team and Board of Directors

ERS Team

  • Administrative Assistant
    Brandi provides direct administrative support to partners David Rosenberg and Joe McKown. She also supports several ERS managers with travel booking, calendar management and expense... More »
  • Principal Associate
    Tara is supporting research on how urban school systems can shift to more strategic professional learning practices and documenting relevant proof points. Prior to joining ERS, Tara... More »
  • Human Resources & Operations Assistant
    Carson supports Noah Carp, Director of Operations, and Jessica Fick, Senior Talent & HR Lead, in guiding ERS's HR, talent, and organizational development work. She helps ensure ERS is... More »
  • Partner and Managing Director
    Karen has been a member of the ERS leadership team since 2005. She oversees ERS' research and product development, strategic planning, and internal operations. During her tenure the... More »
  • Principal Associate
    Based in the ERS West Coast office, Christina joined ERS in 2017 and has worked with Los Angeles, Spring Branch, TX, and a group of districts implementing new financial transparency... More »
  • Associate
    Rachel has worked on consulting projects in El Paso, TX, Hartford, CT and the state of Louisiana. She currently supports the Strategic System Practice Area in using ERS’ comparative... More »
  • Principal Associate
    Eddie is supporting schools in Tulsa as they plan and implement strategic school designs to facilitate expert-led collaborative planning, teacher leadership, and personalized... More »
  • Director, Finance and Operations
    Noah is responsible for finance, accounting, HR and talent, the administrative team, and the internal operations of the organization. Prior to joining ERS, Noah was the Director of... More »
  • Associate
    Rony currently works on the Oakland team, supporting the district in creating a new budget development process and advising high schools on strategic school design.  Prior to joining... More »
  • Analyst
    At ERS, Walter is currently part of the New Orleans team. He explores how residency programs can support the recruitment and retention of new teachers and how community partners can meet... More »
  • Manager
    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 »
  • Manager
    Rob serves as a member of the School Design practice area, which trains and supports principals with the deliberate organization of their school’s resources—talent, time, money, and... More »
  • School Design Lead
    As one of the leaders of the Memphis team here at ERS, Joy is working to scale strategic school design in Shelby County Schools. This includes coaching principals and school teams,... More »
  • Communications Specialist, Engagement & Operations
    Meg joined the Communications Team in June 2016 to focus on our external engagements. This umbrella encompasses our external work at conferences, the webinars we host, our internal... More »
  • Manager
    Sam guides district leadership teams through the process of maximizing resources to improve student outcomes. Since joining ERS in 2010, she has worked with over a dozen partner... More »
  • Partner
    Kristen leads ERS’ strategic school design practice area, working directly with schools and districts to organize school budgets, staffing plans, and schedules to support student... More »
  • Senior Talent and HR Lead
    Jessica leads the talent and organizational development work at ERS. She focuses on hiring a talented and diverse team, onboarding new team members, and ensuring we provide learning and... More »
  • Senior Advisor
    Dr. Stephen Frank heads ERS research, methodology, and data analytics; and state practices. Over the past 15 years, he has led strategy development projects in school systems across the... More »
  • Senior Editor in Content Development and Distribution
    Melissa has a key role in writing and editing ERS content, from white papers to  blog posts. She also focuses on how to best disseminate ERS’ tools and publications to educational... More »
  • Analyst
    Pranathi is a member of the Montgomery County Public Schools team, on which she analyzes resource use to support an equity-focused resource map for the district to better serve its... More »
  • Director, School Design
    Genevieve directs ERS’ organizational strategy around school design, which includes supervision of district partnerships, research and curriculum development. She leads ERS teams in... 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 Research and Data Specialist
    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 »
  • Principal Associate
    Nicole’s work at ERS includes district-level resource maps and strategic school design. She worked as part of the Baltimore team to create school design "prototypes" for the district’s... More »
  • Principal Associate
    Jessica is currently working with the Los Angeles Unified School District to revisit their approach in helping struggling schools improve. In the past, she’s worked with the Baltimore... More »
  • Application Support Specialist
    As part of the Technologies Team, Ben supports ERS’ most essential software such as CAPS and Spaces. He supports the implementation of software—identifying potential enhancements—and... More »
  • Senior Administrative Assistant
    Caitlin provides direct support to the CEO, Karen Hawley Miles and Managing Director, Karen Baroody. Caitlin supports the Business Development Manager, Karen Silverman as well as the... More »
  • Associate
    Emily currently works on the Indianapolis team at ERS. Prior to joining ERS, Emily served as a City Year corps member in the Boston Public Schools. As a corps member, she supported a... More »
  • Partner
    Joe leads the ERS San Francisco Office, where he is building our capacity to bring transformational change in the West. Prior to ERS, Joe was Vice President at the National Center on... More »
  • Associate
    Gayatri currently works on the Tulsa team to support schools as they implement strategic school designs to facilitate expert-led collaboration, cycles of coaching and observation, and... More »
  • Chief Executive Officer and President
    Karen Hawley Miles is the president and executive director of Education Resource Strategies, Inc. She has worked intensively with school systems nationwide to analyze and improve their... More »
  • Administrative Assistant
    Julie provides primary support to partners Stephen Frank and Jonathan Travers. She also supports ERS managers with booking travel and scheduling meetings and works with the rest of the... More »
  • Analyst
    As a member of the Shelby County Schools team, Molly is investigating how charter schools in Memphis, Tennessee use their funds and staff. She and her team aim to highlight the... 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
    Byron currently works with the Los Angeles Unified School District team, helping to inform an effective district-wide turnaround strategy aimed at improving LA’s lowest-performing... More »
  • 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 »
  • Principal Associate
    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 »
  • Principal Associate
    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 »
  • Principal Associate
    Since joining ERS in 2014, Taran has worked with multiple partners across the nation, with a focus on understanding and addressing issues related to school funding and resource equity.... More »
  • Analyst
    Caitlin is currently on the Tulsa School Innovation and Design team, working to redesign teacher compensation and career pathways and to create scheduling and staffing tools for... More »
  • Principal Associate
    Since joining ERS in 2014, Sarah has worked on projects across the country, with a focus on solving human capital challenges. Her work has taken her to Memphis, Los Angeles, Indianapolis,... More »
  • Partner
    David provides strategic counsel to leaders of the large urban school districts with which ERS partners, including most recently Shelby County (TN), Indianapolis, Hartford, and Holyoke... More »
  • Accounting Assistant
    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 »
  • 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 »
  • Associate
    Sarah supports the analysis of district resource use, helping districts understand how their resource allocation aligns to their strategic goals. Her most current work involves analyzing... More »
  • Associate
    Through her work with the Fort Worth team, Ruby is analyzing the district's resource use and helping to find ways that it can use its resources more efficiently. She enjoys taking trips... More »
  • Director, Communications & Partnerships
    Karen directs ERS’ Communications & Partnerships team, which is responsible for sharing the insights mined from our deep partnerships with school systems with the broader field—including... More »
  • Director, Tools and Technologies
    Kristan leads the ERS Technologies Team in its work to create tools that help school systems transform their resource use to achieve dramatically improved student learning. He serves as... More »
  • Associate
    Danielle currently works on the Oakland team, helping conduct a citywide study to analyze resource use across Oakland's district and charter schools. Prior to joining ERS, Danielle... More »
  • Senior Communications Specialist
    Renée is the Senior Communications Specialist in Strategy and Operations on the Communications team. She brings an analytical and consulting mindset to our communications and outreach... More »
  • Partner
    Jonathan leads the consulting practice area at ERS and works with districts to analyze and improve resource use across systems. Jonathan has led ERS teams supporting many districts across... More »
  • Manager
    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 »
  • Associate
    Airian is currently partnering with Tulsa Public Schools to improve talent management processes. He has also been deeply involved in helping districts and states blaze pathways to meet... More »
  • Partnerships and Development Lead
    After spending six years on the consulting side, Ashley now applies the insights gained from her deep work with schools and districts to help lead our philanthropy and fundraising efforts... More »
  • Principal Associate
    Tiffany currently works with Montgomery County Public Schools to analyze resource use and equity for its growing and increasingly diverse population of students. She leads the School... More »

Board of Directors

  • 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 has been recognized nationally as an education leader and for developing outstanding leadership teams with 30 years of experience in education and business. As President... 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
    Dr. Hawley joined the faculty at the University of Maryland in 1993 and his research and teaching interests include education policy, professional development, school improvement, and... 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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