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.
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