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ERS Team and Board of Directors

ERS Team

  • Manager
    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 »
  • Associate
    Hayley currently works on the Alliance for Resource Equity team, a partnership between ERS and the advocacy organization the Education Trust. This project is bringing together advocates... 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Strategy & Partnerships 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
    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 »
  • Associate
    In the past year, Walter has supported numerous partner districts in rethinking how they allocate resources to improve the experiences of their students. For Massachusetts school... More »
  • Director
    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 »
  • 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 »
  • Analyst
    Morgan is a member of the Gates Networks for School Improvement team where he analyzes the sustainability implications for various intermediaries.     Prior to joining ERS, Morgan... More »
  • Marketing Operations Specialist
    A member of the Knowledge and Technologies team, Meg's work concentrates on the data and technology of ERS' digital marketing strategies.  Originally, Meg joined ERS in 2009 as assistant... 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
    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 »
  • Talent & Human Resource Manager
    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 »
  • Associate
    Since joining ERS, Abel has supported numerous district partners transform their resource use and strategic practices to improve student outcomes. His work has taken him to: District... More »
  • Senior Administrative & Event Coordinator
    Rashad provides direct support to partners Jonathan Travers and Joe McKown. In addition to administrative duties, Rashad also serves as our Special Events Coordinator, responsible for... 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Partnerships & Development Lead
    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 »
  • 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
    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 »
  • Digital Media Coordinator
    As a member of the Communications & Partnerships team, Daven works on crafting accessible and informative external messaging about ERS’ projects.  Prior to joining ERS, Daven attended... More »
  • Principal 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 »
  • 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 and President
    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 »
  • Associate
    Tomas currently works with the Dallas ISD team helping to align resources equitably to meet student need. Prior to ERS, Tomas taught high school math at Ronald Reagan IB High School in... 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 »
  • Associate
    Molly has worked with and learned from ERS's district partners in Memphis, TN; Highline, WA; South Bend, IN; and Washington, D.C. In 2018-19, Molly wrote for ERS's Districts at Work... 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 »
  • Principal 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 »
  • 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 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 »
  • Principal 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 of Knowledge & Technology Services
    Kristan leads ERS's Knoweldge & Technology Services team in its work to develop ERS's tools and systems for supporting shool system transformation. He leads the organization's knowledge... More »
  • Leadership Development Practice Lead
    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 »
  • Analyst
    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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Partnerships & Development Manager
    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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