ERS Team

Valentina Tovar 


In her role as an associate, Valentina carries out various analyses to support strategic resource allocation and evidence-based recommendations for ERS district partners. Currently, she is working in the Dallas Independent School District project, an extremely exciting opportunity to serve the district she used to teach at. This project involves conducting a resource equity diagnostic and identifying key racial equity priorities by building a shared understanding of student-experienced resource use in Dallas ISD and continue learning recovery efforts laser-focused on racial equity while building towards the board and community’s vision for a more equitable future.  

Prior to her time at ERS, Valentina served as a Public Policy Fellow in the Boston Mayor’s Office, where she supported the Green New Deal for BPS and the creation of the Children’s Cabinet. She is also a former 9th grade social studies teacher at North Dallas High School. Outside of the classroom, she served as a fellow for the Best-in-Class Coalition and supported the work in diversifying the teacher workforce in North Texas. Valentina holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with minors in History and Economics from Texas A&M University, and an Ed.M. in Education Policy and Analysis from Harvard Graduate School of Education. 

During her free time, Valentina loves cooking fun recipes, trying great restaurants, traveling, and adventuring wherever possible. 

Previous Experience

Rappaport Public Policy Fellow

Boston Mayor’s Office  

Public Policy Fellow

National Association for Family, School and Community Engagement 

Social Studies Teacher

North Dallas High School 

Best in Class Coalition Fellow

Community Foundation of Texas and Commit Partnership 


White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics       


B.A., Political Science

Texas A&M University 

Ed.M., Education Policy and Analysis

Harvard Graduate School of Education   


We welcome the opportunity to partner with your district to better align resources and generate a significant impact for your students, your schools, and your communities.