Recruiting exceptional leaders for mission-driven organizations.

PreK-12 Education & Education Improvement

We have a long standing commitment to PreK-12 education and education improvement, both public and private. We have recruited CEOs of education advocacy organizations and direct service providers, heads of independent schools, urban superintendents, charter school leadership, foundation presidents and program officers, leaders of associations, and deans and associate deans of schools of education. 

Team Member Spotlight

Meet Ernest Brooks, Senior Associate 

With a passion for serving mission driven organizations, Ernest wanted more. So in 2019, he joined IM to expand his impact by recruiting transformative leaders for organizations making a difference in society, including those that facilitate high quality education and learning opportunities for all children. Ernest’s commitment to the PreK-12 education and education improvement sector is deeply personal. His parents were career public school educators who instilled in him the value of education as well as the responsibility of opening doors of opportunity for others. In addition to his professional commitments, Ernest has also served as a board member for several local and national education nonprofit organizations.

Prior to IM, Ernest served as President and CEO of Academy of Preachers, Inc., a national ecumenical professional development organization for clergy affiliated with The Lilly Endowment, Inc.

Here’s something you probably don’t know: outside of work, Ernest has an insatiable appetite for memoirs and autobiographies. He also loves long road trips with lots of unplanned stops along the way!

Visit Ernest on LinkedIn here.


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