Public Impact Team

Public Impact’s mission is to dramatically improve learning outcomes for all children in the U.S., with a special focus on students who are not served well. We are a team of professionals from many backgrounds, including former teachers. We are researchers, thought leaders, tool-builders, and on-the-ground consultants who work with leading education reformers.

We believe that if we focus on a core set of promising strategies for change, we can make dramatic improvements for all students. Toward that end, we work on initiatives to:

  • Find, develop, retain, and expand the impact of great teachers and leaders vital to operating great schools
  • Equip states and districts with tools to implement turnarounds in failing schools
  • Evaluate, replicate, and expand the supply of high-quality charter schools
  • Improve other areas of K–12 public education policy and management that serve as important levers for school improvement and reform

The Public Impact team:

Bryan C. Hassel, co-director
Emily Ayscue Hassel, co-director
Lucy Steinerconsulting manager and senior vice president of professional learning and leadership
Sharon Kebschull Barrett, senior editor
Lyria Boast, senior consultant
Jeanette P. Cornier, senior policy fellow
Stephanie Dean, senior policy fellow and vice president of teaching and learning policy
Daniela Doyle, senior consultant
Shonaka L. Ellison, associate consultant
Tim Field, senior consultant
Elaine Hargraves, research assistant
Christen Holly, associate consultant
Juli Kim, consultant
Gillian Locke, consultant
Nita Losoponkul, senior policy fellow
Mindy Schlegel, senior policy fellow
Stacey Shumake, associate consultant
Angie Spong, consultant
Beverley Tyndall, production and communications coordinator
Rob Weldon, associate consultant
Brendan Yorke, research analyst

Administrative Team:

Gretchen Bruce, human resources manager
Anne Halstater, operations assistant
Cathy Stonecypher, office assistant
Carol Williams, office manager