Brock Grubb is an independent consultant based in Seattle, Washington. He draws on his experiences as a high school teacher, mixed methods researcher and grant maker to explore challenges associated with replicating effective innovations in instruction, student support and education administration. Brock views education a critical lever to break the cycle of intergenerational poverty and is passionate about creating public education systems that produce equitable outcomes. At the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Brock supported the Postsecondary Success strategy and helped design and manage several national initiatives focused on improving rates of college completion including Core to College, Completion by Design and the Next Generation Learning Challenges.
As a researcher at MDRC and the University of Washington’s Center on Reinventing Public Education, he supported mixed-methods research in a broad range of innovations in the K-12 and higher education sectors including models to improve the use of data in decision-making, strengthen core and supplemental instructional time and redesign financial aid delivery. He holds a Masters in Public Administration from the University of Washington and a BA in Comparative Literature from the University of Minnesota.