Recruiting exceptional leaders for mission-driven organizations.

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 PreK-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 Quianna Ford, General Search Coordinator

The general search coordinator role at Isaacson, Miller is one that requires extreme attention to detail, the ability to juggle several tasks at once, and an eagerness to jump in wherever needed. There is perhaps no one more prepared for the task than Quianna, who joined IM in 2019 after two years as a Pre-K teacher at Educare of Washington, D.C. There, she planned and implemented child-centered activities and instruction, coordinated volunteers in the classroom, and provided authentic observations and assessments of children and their progress. At Educare, Quianna was immersed in an environment that is driven by a deep commitment to equity and community.

A culture of serving those who are often underserved is one that Quianna has sought out in every role she has had. Prior to her time at Educare, Quianna was the Director of Strategy & Operations, Federal Funding at Teach for America (TFA). By developing expertise in federal grant requirements, identifying programmatic work, and crafting and submitting federal grant proposals, Quianna was able to secure $17 million in funding for TFA. These grants directly supported TFA’s mission to strengthen the movement for educational equity and excellence, and as a result helped serve the communities in which TFA works.

Quianna’s passion for community and equity goes well beyond her career. In 2019, she was admitted to the DC Area Educators for Social Justice Anti-Bias Early Childhood working group, a collection of educators and professionals experienced in and committed to anti-bias education. She and her fellow board members work to provide feedback on children’s literature and other resources, support teacher growth, and collectively create new curricular resources.

Through all of her experiences, Quianna brings real world knowledge, expertise, and passion to the PreK-12 Education and Education Improvement practice area here at Isaacson, Miller.

Here’s something you probably don’t know: My guilty pleasure is reading up on and watching all things related to the mob and mafia.

Visit Quianna on LinkedIn here.


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