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Abel Girma

Principal Associate

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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 of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS), where he conducted resource use analyses to align the district's funding system to strategic priorities. Abel continues to support DCPS evolve its resource model for upcoming fiscal years
  • Louisiana, where he supported the Assumption Parish school system identify key human capital and school planning challenges and opportunities
  • Fort Worth Independent School District (FWISD), where he supported the development of a strategically-aligned staffing model, and school planning and scheduling process
  • Delaware, where he is currently working to identify opportunities for financially sustainable teacher residency pathways
  • Washington State, where he supported the creation of a customized assessment of district conditions to accelerate math performance and close racial achievement gaps

Abel is a member of ERS' Funding Practice Area, which advances ERS knowledge and methodology on how districts can allocate and manage resources across their school portfolios. He also supports internal work to promote diversity, belonging, equity and inclusion within ERS.

Prior to joining ERS, Abel was an Associate with the Boston Consulting Group, a global management consulting firm. At BCG, he supported private and public sector clients across multiple industries on strategic projects. Abel studied Philosophy (BA) and Economics (BA) at Brown University, where he focused on ethics, epistemology and applied economics.

Outside of work, Abel enjoys long-distance running, Ethiopian cuisine, and road-tripping along the east coast to visit friends and family.

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