Our People

We are practitioners, first and foremost. Our clients look to us because of our deep, practical expertise earned through our on-the-ground experiences as former teachers, district and state education leaders, policy advisors, and grantmakers. Because of our experience, we are humble about the challenges our clients face and realistic about the work needed to make a difference. Our team is plugged in across the country; we reside in more than 20 states and have supported education leaders in all 50 states and in more than 50 school systems. Every individual at Education First is committed to delivering the highest standard of quality as we partner with our clients to serve their students and communities.