Pam Brunton

Pam Brunton is a human resources consultant based in Chicago. She has 20 years of human resources and non-profit experience, a master's degree in non-profit management, and senior human resources professional certifications from the Society for Human Resource Management and the Human Resources Certification Institute. Her experience includes business and strategic management, workforce planning &

Edali Pollard

Edali’s work spans three decades in social justice, equity, and sustainability. She joins Partners post-retirement to continue being of service. Her passion: pivot declining city centers to grow the local economy from within. She is an economic gardener! Edali’s work in economic gardening has brought about reinvestment in urban city centers. She believes local business

Eddie Scruggs Smith

Ms. Scruggs Smith has been passionate about working in urban school districts since 1995, when she began as a volunteer and worked with striking Oakland teachers to provide academic support to students at a strike school. In the years since, Ms. Scruggs Smith has held several positions in the field of education.  First, she served

Carol Whang

Carol started her career in education proofreading statewide assessments that were used for NCLB accountability. She has since held a number of roles in the field, including coordinating test development cycles, managing experimental design research studies, overseeing state contracts and federal grants, managing the development and publication of the Trends in Higher Education report series, and

Kim Webster

Kim’s career has led her to collaborate with brilliant educators and non-profit leaders working in urban districts across the United States. It began when she worked in a large New York City public high school running an after-school program in 2003 and led most recently to coaching and training leaders at a national non-profit focused

Sarah May

Sarah enthusiastically embraces the tools of evaluation as a means to disrupt inequity in our health and education systems. She has spent a decade working with and in underserved communities across the country. Her previous work includes analyzing data about elementary school recess and supporting program staff to make timely, data-informed programmatic adjustments as they

Rob Boudrow

Rob joined the leadership team at Partners In School Innovation in January 2022 as our Chief Business Officer with accountability for finance, business operations, technology, and strategic planning. Rob came to Partners as a seasoned leader with deep experience leading a broad spectrum of stakeholders — from small teams to large Fortune 50 organizations —

Sanee Ibrahim Nashashibi

Sanee’s commitment to educational equity began when she joined Teach for America as a 2005 corps member in San Jose’s Alum Rock Union School District. She joins Partners with seven years of teaching experience, three at the elementary school level and four years as a middle school teacher. Aside from leading her students to make

John Zachary

John has been with Partners since 2016, working to support a variety of schools, districts, and change agents in San Jose, San Francisco, and Philadelphia. John is passionate about uplifting student and community voice and supporting schools to intentionally dismantle systems of oppression and build strong systems of teacher collaboration. Prior to joining Partners, John

Amanda Bachelor

Amanda is committed to an equitable, rigorous, and joyful education for all children. In 2006, after receiving her B.A. in Political Science and Hispanic Studies from Vassar College, she worked as a bilingual classroom teacher at P.S. 102 in East Harlem, New York and earned her Master’s in Bilingual Education from Fordham University. Most recently,