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 developing the enabling conditions to bring strategic designs to scale. Genevieve has supported districts in transitioning greater autonomy and flexibility to schools through student-based budgeting, including Cleveland, Santa Fe, and Nashville. She also manages several core parts of ERS’ school design curriculum, including the research and development that is used to continuously improve our tools and resources. Genevieve’s previous experience at ERS includes resource mapping as well as a cross-district study of spending on professional learning, which included data collection and analysis across Duval County, Washington D.C., and the Achievement First charter school network.
Prior to ERS she was the Massachusetts Policy Director at the advocacy organization Stand for Children, where she led the affiliate’s policy analysis and worked as a lobbyist. Genevieve is also a former middle school English teacher. During her time as a teacher in Los Angeles, Genevieve wrote guided curriculum and provided training to novice corps members in Teach For America. She later attended the University of Oxford on a Rhodes Scholarship and earned a Doctorate in Social Policy. Her doctoral research focused on urban redevelopment, school choice, and children’s outcomes under the federal HOPE VI housing program.
Genevieve is proud to come from a family of educators—her great-grandfather, grandmother, mother, and mother-in-law were public school teachers, and her father-in-law is a former school principal.
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