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PreK-12 Education & Education Improvement


At IM, we have assembled a team of consultants that we believe is unique in executive search for the breadth and diversity of its experience across the PreK-12 education and education improvement sectors. We are equally proficient and passionate about working with education-related nonprofits and associations, national education funders, advocacy and direct service providers, colleges and schools of education, public school districts, independent PK-12 schools, charter networks, and more. We approach each and every search with a commitment to collaboration and partnership, with a foundational belief in the importance of strengthening the diversity of the sector’s leadership, and with a dedication to recruit exceptional leaders who are committed, above all else, to advancing the compelling missions of our clients.


Team Member Spotlight


Meet Maria Connor, Search Coordinator



When you ask Maria why she joined the PreK-12 Education & Education Improvement sector at Isaacson, Miller, it sounds a bit like a rhetorical question. Prior to joining IM in 2019, Maria spent 14 years in elementary education. She served in roles ranging from a teacher, to a program coordinator, to a volunteer liaison.

Shortly after graduating from Wellesley College, Maria began working at Citizen Schools, a Boston-based non-profit whose work equips young people with the skills, access and, beliefs they need to thrive as students and succeed as adults. There, Maria recognized the importance of a strong faculty-student relationship. As a result, she established a hugely successful afterschool program within the East Boston community. Maria’s time at Citizen Schools not only inspired and impassioned her, but it offered her the opportunity to go back and further her own education. Through the Citizen Schools’ fellowship, an Americorp funded program, Maria was able to pursue and receive her Master’s in Education from Lesley College.

Immediately prior to joining IM, Maria worked as a Senior Kindergarten Teacher at the Meadowbrook School of Weston. There, she not only taught the curriculum, but also conducted mindfulness activities that energized the students, promoted teamwork, and enhanced focus and engagement. Maria has witnessed first hand the power and impact of an education on a child’s life. It is this knowledge that fuels her passion and excitement for her work here at Isaacson, Miller

Here’s something you probably don’t know: Between semesters in college, Maria spent 3 months backpacking, sailing, and kayaking throughout Baja California Sur and the Sea of Cortez with NOLS.

Visit Maria on LinkedIn here.


Results

UNCF VP is Making Strides on Capitol Hill

Lodriguez Murray flourishes as the Vice President for Public Policy and Government Affairs for UNCF.

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Executive Director, NEA

Kim Anderson has been named the Executive Director of the National Education Association.

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Superintendent, Boston Public Schools

Brenda Cassellius has been named the next Superintendent of Boston Public Schools.

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Dean, College of Education, University of Texas at Austin

Dr. Charles Martinez Jr. has been named the Dean of the College of Education at The University of Texas at Austin.

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Chief Executive Officer, NSLA

Aaron Philip Dworkin has been named the Chief Executive Officer of the National Summer Learning Association.

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Vice President of Academic Affairs, Provost and Dean, Teachers College

Stephanie J. Rowley has been selected to serve as the Vice President of Academic Affairs, Dean, and Provost of Columbia University Teachers College.

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Head of School, Moorestown Friends School

Julia de la Torre is the new Head of School at Moorestown Friends School.

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President and CEO, The NEA Foundation

Sara Sneed has need named the next President and CEO of the NEA Foundation.

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President and CEO, KnowledgeWorks

Charles Ambrose has been named the President and Chief Executive Officer of KnowledgeWorks.

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Head of School, The Philadelphia School

Lisa Sun is the new Head of School at The Philadelphia School.

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Director of the Klingenstein Center, Teachers College

Nicole Furlonge has been named the Director of the Klingenstein Center at Teachers College, Columbia University.

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President and CEO, The Alliance for Excellent Education

Deborah Delisle has been named the President and Chief Executive Officer of The Alliance for Excellent Education.

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Head of Upper School, Princeton Day School

Trixie Sabundayo has been named the Head of the Upper School at Princeton Day School.

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ED, Massachusetts Charter Public School Association

Tim Nicolette has been named the Executive Director of the Massachusetts Charter Public School Association.

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Education Program Director, Hewlett Foundation

Kent McGuire is the new Education Program Director at the William and Flora Hewlett Fouindation.

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