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ERS Team and Board of Directors

ERS Team

  • Principal Associate
    Danielle has worked with district and community partners in Oakland, Spring Branch, Tulsa, Hartford, and Arizona with a focus on aligning resources to promote student achievement. Most... 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 Diane Garcia Clayton, Talent and Human Resource Manager, in guiding ERS's HR, talent, and organizational development work. She helps... 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 »
  • Principal 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 »
  • Principal Associate
    Over the last three years, Rony has supported numerous partner districts on strategic resource use. He has worked with large urban districts such as Memphis and Indianapolis in their... More »
  • Analyst
    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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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
    Meg is a member of the Knowledge and Technologies team, their work concentrating on the data and technology of ERS' digital marketing strategies.  Originally, Meg joined ERS in 2009 as... 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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
    Abel currently works with the District of Columbia Public Schools to align resource use and funding system to key strategic priorities.Prior to joining ERS, Abel was an Associate with the... 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Principal Associate
    Nicole’s work at ERS has focused on district-level strategic resource use and state funding systems. She has worked with partner districts on resource use analysis, including... More »
  • Executive 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Digital Media Coordinator
    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 Brown... 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 »
  • 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 executive director of Education Resource Strategies, Inc. She has worked intensively with school systems nationwide to analyze and improve their... 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 »
  • Associate
    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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Associate
    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 »
  • 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 »
  • Associate
    Sudeepta currently works with Shelby County Schools in Memphis to advise principals and school leaders on strategic school design. Prior to joining ERS, she worked as a Teach For America... More »
  • Senior Specialist, Leadership Development Practice
    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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