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Chicago Leadership Labs

December 4 - December 5

Experience // Reflect // Connect

join edfuel's

Chicago Leadership Labs

December 4 - December 5

Experience // Reflect // Connect

Recap of EdFuel's 2014 Summer Leadership Labs

Recap of EdFuel's 2014 Summer Leadership Labs

Unlock your potential

To help students get the best education possible.

EdFuel is a non-profit committed to helping talent discover and maximize their potential in the rapidly evolving K-12 education sector.

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Unlock your potential

To help students get the best education possible.

EdFuel is a non-profit committed to helping talent discover and maximize their potential in the rapidly evolving K-12 education sector.

Learn More ↓

Confronting The Leadership Talent Gap in The New Urban Education Ecosystem


Map the Gap

Confronting The Leadership Talent Gap in The New Urban Education Ecosystem


Map the Gap

We think the new urban education system is ground zero for social impact.

But there is an alarming leadership talent gap.

...We've got a plan.

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We think the new urban education system is ground zero for social impact.

But there is an alarming leadership talent gap.

...We've got a plan.

Learn More ↓

We attract and train leaders to excel in critical non-teaching roles

We attract and train leaders to excel in critical non-teaching roles

We coach and train individuals on the competencies required for success in their role

We coach and train individuals on the competencies required for success in their role

We create learning communities for peers across schools and organizations

We create learning communities for peers across schools and organizations

Serving the new urban educational ecosystem.

We primarily serve the growing “autonomous and accountable” school sector, made up of public charter schools, innovation models inside school districts and the hot-growth startups and advocacy groups that support them.

Serving the new urban educational ecosystem.

We primarily serve the growing “autonomous and accountable” school sector, made up of public charter schools, innovation models inside school districts and the hot-growth startups and advocacy groups that support them.

Public Charter Schools

Public Charter Schools

District Innovation Schools

District Innovation Schools

Hot-Growth Startups

Hot-Growth Startups

Highly customized services,
delivered when you need them

Highly customized services,
delivered when you need them

For Institutions:

For Institutions:

For Individuals:

For Individuals:

Group Classes

All of the essentials of education reform taught by leading experts and practitioners

Group Classes

All of the essentials of education reform taught by leading experts and practitioners

Sector and Skill Training

Inform high potential leaders about the sector and prepare them for success

Sector and Skill Training

Inform high potential leaders about the sector and prepare them for success

Executive and Leadership Coaching

One-on-one coaching for organization leaders and “rising stars”

Executive and Leadership Coaching

One-on-one coaching for organization leaders and “rising stars”

Career Coaching

Personalized coaching for “sector switchers” and high potential leaders

Career Coaching

Personalized coaching for “sector switchers” and high potential leaders

Strategic Human Capital Support

Preparing organizations to become “talent ready”

Strategic Human Capital Support

Preparing organizations to become “talent ready”

Peer Networking

Connecting peers within and outside the sector

Peer Networking

Connecting peers within and outside the sector

Hello Word

Hello Word

Initial funding provided by

Initial funding provided by

From the forthcoming EdFuel study ‘Map The Gap:’

(Non-instructional roles in the 50 largest cities.)

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Jimmy Henderson

Jimmy joined EdFuel in February 2014 because of his deep belief in the transformative power of leaders who understand the unique landscape and challenges of the education reform movement. He was the COO and CFO at E.L. Haynes Public Charter School from 2009 – 2012, during which time the school more than doubled in size, and the Vice President of Operations and Finance at American Honors, a venture capital funded education start-up that is creating a new 2 + 2 undergraduate degree pathway for college students across the country.

Prior to his career in education, Jimmy spent four years at the Boston Consulting Group helping clients across a broad range of industries and functional topics. He holds an MBA and a Master’s in Education from Stanford University and a Bachelor’s of Science in Industrial Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

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Katie McNerney

Katie joined EdFuel in April 2013 and successfully led the organization through its start-up phase. Prior to EdFuel, Katie founded and led LeaderFit, an executive search and leadership coaching firm focused on the nonprofit sector.

Katie’s previous experience includes advising philanthropists on their social investment strategies, managing a marketing and education program at eBay, providing capacity building coaching to senior leaders of nonprofit organizations at Community Wealth Ventures, and leading research and consulting projects for Fortune 500 companies at Corporate Executive Board.

Katie graduated with an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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Kathleen deLaski

Kathleen deLaski founded EdFuel with support from the Walton Family Foundation to address the pressing need for scalable human capital development systems in the education sector. She currently serves as the President of The deLaski Family Foundation, a leading Washington area grant-maker in education and the arts, and as the Founder of the Education Design Lab, an organization that helps universities and many other interested parties innovate to prepare the professional workforce.

Ms. deLaski has spent 10 years in various roles working on education reform, most recently on the senior founding team for StudentsFirst, a 1.3 million member national advocacy movement to create better school options, particularly for low-income families. She has also served as senior program officer for education at the Walton Family Foundation, where she managed a $130 million portfolio of non- profit investments to grow advocacy capacity for education reform and quality public charter school seats across the U.S.

Previously, Kathleen co-founded Building Hope, a charter school facilities fund and support non-profit in 2002 from her position as President of The Sallie Mae Fund. Kathleen has an MPP from the Harvard Kennedy School and a BA from Duke University.

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Kathleen deLaski

Kathleen deLaski founded EdFuel with support from the Walton Family Foundation to address the pressing need for scalable human capital development systems in the education sector. She currently serves as the President of The deLaski Family Foundation, a leading Washington area grant-maker in education and the arts, and as the Founder of the Education Design Lab, an organization that helps universities and many other interested parties innovate to prepare the professional workforce.

Ms. deLaski has spent 10 years in various roles working on education reform, most recently on the senior founding team for StudentsFirst, a 1.3 million member national advocacy movement to create better school options, particularly for low-income families. She has also served as senior program officer for education at the Walton Family Foundation, where she managed a $130 million portfolio of non- profit investments to grow advocacy capacity for education reform and quality public charter school seats across the U.S.

Previously, Kathleen co-founded Building Hope, a charter school facilities fund and support non-profit in 2002 from her position as President of The Sallie Mae Fund. Kathleen has an MPP from the Harvard Kennedy School and a BA from Duke University.

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Becca Bracy Knight

Becca Bracy Knight is the Executive Director of The Broad Center for the Management of School Systems. In this role, Bracy Knight is responsible for leading the organization and the strategic development of TBC and its core programs. Previously, Bracy Knight was a director of The Broad Foundation and was responsible for managing numerous grants and two of the foundation’s flagship initiatives: The Broad Prize for Urban Education and The Broad Superintendents Academy.

Earlier in her career, Becca was regional director of K-12 programs for Kaplan Learning Services, family services director for the Salvation Army’s South Central Los Angeles Youth Project, and a Healthy Start coordinator in San Francisco. Bracy Knight also worked in Oakland on major school reform initiatives through Partners in School Innovation. She has held leadership positions in the AmeriCorps National Service Program and its precursor, the Summer of Service. Bracy Knight was a member of the 2008 cohort of the Aspen Institute-NewSchools Entrepreneurial Leaders for Public Education fellowship program. She currently serves as chair of the Advisory Council for the Center for Park Management, dedicated to promoting and enhancing the management capacity within the National Park Service.

Bracy Knight holds a bachelor’s degree in Science, Technology and Society from Stanford University.

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Charles Moore

Charles Moore is the Co-Founder and CEO of LightPath Apps., which creates tools to tools that help people thrive when planning for or responding to life’s most important events. Before starting LightPath Apps, Charles was a Senior Associate at McKinsey & Company where he served leading organizations in several industries, including healthcare, economic development, and education. He has also worked for Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington and for the District of Columbia Public Schools. Among other volunteer activities, Charles serves on the DC Public Education Fund’s Young Professionals Committee.

Charles earned a Master of Business Administration from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, graduating as an Arjay Miller Scholar (top 10%) and with the Certificate for Public Management. He also earned a Master of Arts in Education from the Stanford School of Education. He completed his undergraduate studies at Harvard College, graduating magna cum laude in Economics.

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Tiffany Quivers

Tiffany Quivers joined EdFuel in May 2014 because of her belief that every child deserves a high quality education, regardless of his or her zip code.

Prior to EdFuel, Tiffany was a consultant specializing in leadership and organizational development. She is known for her design and delivery of learning experiences that engage the adult learner and lead to new conversations and actions.

Tiffany knows firsthand the challenges individuals face when transitioning to the education sector. After several years at Capital One, she directed the Apple Early Literacy Preschool (now Appletree Early Learning Public Charter School). She hopes to provide fellow sector switchers with the knowledge and skills to overcome common hurdles and build a successful career in education reform.

Tiffany graduated with a Masters in Education from Harvard University and a BS in Marketing from Hampton University.

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Adrienne Pon

Adrienne has worked in education projects in the public and private sectors since she started a tutoring program at her university for the children of residential and dining hall staff.

Most recently, Adrienne was at American Honors from 2012-2014, an early-stage education start-up. Her first role was as an advisor and coach for a pilot group of community college students. She then lead the operations to launch several American Honors campuses across two states.

Adrienne graduated from Stanford University with a BA in public policy (concentration in education) with honors, Phi Beta Kappa, and Award of Excellence as one of the top 100 leaders of her graduating class.

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