ERS Team

Karen Baroody (new banner photo)

Karen Baroody

Partner and Managing Director

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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 organization has grown from five to over 50 employees. Over the past decade she has worked to understand and document transformation efforts in school systems across the country. Most recently she has lead the development of our School System 20/20 framework and diagnostic—a data-driven approach to creating and tracking whole-system redesign. Karen has worked with district and state leaders across the country to explore opportunities to reallocate resources to drive improved student outcomes, and to document their challenges and successes for others to learn from.

Prior to joining ERS, Karen worked as a Senior Vice President at Fidelity Investments and  a Management Consultant at Bain & Company. She holds a B.A. in math from Princeton University.

Karen enjoys being outside with her husband and three kids and taking outdoor adventures across the country. She hikes, runs, and plays Ultimate. Karen is on the Board of Trustees of the Boston Children’s Museum.