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Karen Baroody

Managing Partner, Core Services

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Karen has been a member of the ERS leadership team since 2005. She leads the Core Services group at ERS, which includes Human Resources; Organizational Development; Diversity, Belonging, Equity and Inclusion; Finance; Knowledge and Technology Services; Strategic Planning and Operations.  During her tenure the organization has grown from five to over sixty employees and from less than $500,000 in revenue to over $10 million. 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 Strategic System Snapshot 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 traveling and other outdoor adventures with her husband and three mostly grown children. Karen is a member of the Dimock Center’s Community Services Board.

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