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PROFESSIONAL PROFILE As a Principal Consultant at Education First, Rashidah works with leaders in states, districts, foundations and nonprofit organizations to create and implement organizational strategies and talent management solutions focused on meeting the unique needs of

students. Her projects include supporting the implementation of a comprehensive strategy for building a strong teacher pipeline with a focus on teacher preparation, residencies, teacher leadership, turnaround schools and diversity for Chicago Public Schools; implementing Opportunity Culture—a teacher leader model by Public Impact—for the Texas Education Agency and Chicago Public Schools; and developing an expansion strategy roadmap for the NYU Steinhardt Teacher Residency program. Additionally, she has led efforts at Education First to operationalize its focus on inclusion, diversity and equity. Prior to Education First, Rashidah served as the Executive Director of Talent Management for Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools, where she led talent management and principal pipeline initiatives. Rashidah also spent a decade in the private sector and worked for American Express, Microsoft Corporation and Wachovia/Wells Fargo Bank. Rashidah earned her B.A. in Psychology at Spelman College and her M.B.A. in Marketing/Strategy at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business and has completed the Broad Residency in Urban Education.

Rashidah Lopez Morgan


BELK FOUNDATION • Facilitated strategic planning with a specific focus on an advocacy strategy

AEM/U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION • Technical assistance for Race to the Top District winners

ACHIEVEMENT SCHOOL DISTRICT • Developed business case,

CHARLOTTE LAB • Leadership competency model and 360 feedback process

model and implementation plan for academic supports

DENVER PUBLIC SCHOOLS • Facilitated a teacher workgroup and provided recommendations on updates to ProComp, Denver’s teacher compensation system CHICAGO PUBLIC SCHOOLS/ COMMUNITY COLLEGES OF CHICAGO • Facilitated workgroups and developed strategic roadmap for college and career readiness using equity by design process. SOUTHERN REGIONAL EDUCATION BOARD (SREB) • Review and analysis of teacher

TEXAS EDUCATION AGENCY • Partnered with Public Impact to implement Opportunity Culture as a school turnaround model

CHICAGO PUBLIC SCHOOLS • Support the implementation of CPS’ efforts to diversify and strengthen its teacher pipeline

GATES FOUNDATION • Completed P–16 landscape scan. Supported the design and facilitation of P–16 grantmaking process. Facilitate steering committee and grantee community of practice. HEWLETT FOUNDATION • Design and facilitation of annual Deeper Learning conference. Design and facilitation of

effectiveness policies in 10 states. Technical assistance to support implementation in five of those states.

HILL LEARNING CENTER • Facilitation of strategic planning process

diffusion of innovation grantmaking process.



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