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ERS Team and Board of Directors

ERS Staff

  • Manager
    Keith is currently working on a project to study the resource implications of investments to recruit and onboard new teachers coming into the system each year. He is also supporting the... 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 »
  • Communications Specialist
    As a member of the Communications team, Kate develops written content so that ERS' knowledge and resources can be delivered to the school district leaders who need them. This includes... 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 is investigating how California successfully enacted its weighted student funding formula in an effort to draw insights for other states... More »
  • Analyst
    Rachel currently supports the System 20/20 team in using ERS’ comparative database to answer internal research questions and create new planning tools for consultants and district... 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 »
  • Director of School Design Engagements
    Currently, Kate is collaborating with the Shelby County Schools team to scale strategic school design and roll out student-based budgeting, and has previously worked with Boston Public... More »
  • Analyst
    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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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
    Joy is currently on the Memphis team, collaborating with the Shelby County Schools team to scale strategic school design and roll out student-based budgeting. Prior to joining ERS, Joy... More »
  • Communications Specialist, External Engagement
    Meg joined the Communications Team in January 2017 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 »
  • Partner
    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 »
  • Communications Coordinator
    Alyssa manages our print publication production, keeps the ERS website updated, maintains our social media presence, and assists the organization with design-related PowerPoint needs. She... More »
  • Senior Communications Specialist
    Melissa has a key role in writing and editing ERS content, from white papers to website text to blog posts. She also focuses on how to best disseminate ERS’ tools and publications to... More »
  • Manager
    Nisha currently manages the ERS team working with Los Angeles (LAUSD), which is the second largest district in the U.S., serving over 500,000 students. In an all-hand-on-deck effort, the... More »
  • Manager
    Genevieve joined ERS in 2012 and supports the school design practice area. She works directly with schools to align resources with improvement priorities, and she supports districts in... More »
  • Manager
    Courtney joined ERS in 2013 and supports ERS' School Funding and Portfolio Practice Area. She has also supported Cleveland Metropolitan School District in the implementation of... More »
  • Senior Research and Data Specialist
    Jenny helps to ensure that partner district data is clean, accurate and standardized across all projects. She also supports the ERS Technology and ERS Methodology teams to ensure that the... 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 »
  • Associate
    Jessica currently works with the Baltimore City Public Schools to find ways into improve equity and outcomes for students while combating a substantial budget gap. Before joining ERS,... 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Administrative Assistant
    Katie serves as primary support to partners David Rosenberg, leader of the funding and portfolio practice area,  and Kristen Ferris, leader of the school design practice area. She also... 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
    As a member of the Technologies team, Arthur is responsible for the implementation of the information technology infrastructure at ERS. His work includes the design and deployment of ERS’... More »
  • Principal Associate
    Sara is currently working with Shelby County Schools to support their transition to a student-based-budgeting system. Sara is also a member of the Funding & Portfolio practice area and... More »
  • Staff Accountant
    Luree is responsible for all accounts payable, expense reports, and various special projects within the Finance team. Luree recently graduated from Kansas State University with a degree... More »
  • Principal Associate
    Since joining ERS in 2015, Jess has conducted resource use analyses in Baltimore, Spring Branch, and Shelby County Schools to help district leaders better understand how their resources... More »
  • Principal Associate
    Emily was most recently a member of the Baltimore team, where helped the district close its $130M budget gap and find solutions to address its structural deficit over the long term. She... More »
  • Associate
    Taran is a member of the funding practice area. His work focuses on helping school districts better understand how their money is being spent in and across schools. Recently, Taran worked... More »
  • Associate
    Cooper works on district resource mapping, helping districts understand how their resource allocation is aligned with their strategic goals. Most recently, he worked with Indianapolis and... 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
    Sarah works on the Indianapolis team, where she has supported the district in the design and implementation of student-based-budgeting and school autonomy. She was a member of the New... 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 »
  • Principal Associate
    Laura works on district resource mapping, helping districts understand how their resource allocation is aligned with their strategic goals. She has worked with Denver and Prince George’s... 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 »
  • Communications & Partnerships Manager
    Karen manages 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 »
  • Principal Associate
    Nick is currently working with the Indianapolis team, specifically in the area of funding reform and strategic school design. He is helping the district implement student-based-budgeting,... 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 »
  • Analyst
    Airian is currently working on the ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act) Equity Team, helping to develop and explore metrics pertaining to equitable resourcing for schools across the... More »
  • Principal Associate
    Ashley is currently on the New York team, which is working at the state and district level to help LEAs reimagine the use of people, time, and money to drive greater student learning.... 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 »
  • 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. Along with... 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 »
  • 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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