93% of Alumni accepting full-time jobs in 2010 say that Education Pioneers contributed, either directly or indirectly, to their receiving the job.
Education Pioneers is committed to helping Alumni launch and advance high-impact careers across the education spectrum, continue the vital cross-sector conversations and professional development they began during the Fellowship, and leverage the Education Pioneers network.
Alumni career services have included:
- One-on-one career counseling, career e-resources, mentoring, and job placement;
- Competency-building activities that include professional development events and technology-facilitated knowledge sharing; and
- Networking and community building events that allow Alumni to stay connected and have access to a robust, nationwide network of education reform professionals.
We are constantly adding and improving our suite of services for Alumni in order to meet their needs,
Finding your first job after graduate school
Your first job after the Fellowship and graduate school is a critical step to forging a high-impact career path in the field. Education Pioneers offers strategic support to ensure that our Alumni secure that important first job.
Advancing your leadership career
There are four distinct areas where Alumni can make an impact as education leaders outside of the classroom:
- School system or nonprofit leadership
- School leadership
- Policy and research
- Entrepreneurship and innovation
Education Pioneers supports Alumni to identify and advance their career in each of these four areas through access to our robust national network, coaching, and a competitive advantage with other key education human capital organizations.
Connecting to a robust national network
Upon successful completion of the Fellowship, Fellows become Education Pioneers Alumni, and a permanent part of our robust, nationwide network of Alumni, partners, and supporters. We expect our national network of Alumni to reach 2,200 by 2013 and nearly 10,000 by 2020, and our network also includes key education organizations and leaders. Access and exposure to a diverse, cross-industry network help Alumni learn how to be successful in the education sector, and ensure that Alumni are considered for important roles.
of Alumni accepting full-time jobs in 2010 say that
Education Pioneers contributed,
either directly or indirectly, to their receiving the job.
Through the support of the Alumni Program, Education Pioneers Alumni are serving in high-level leadership roles in leading education organizations across the country:
Andrea Condit (Boston 2008)
Urban District Support Coordinator, Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Andy Shin (Bay Area 2008)
Executive Director, Breakthrough Collaborative
Brian Pick (D.C. Metro Area 2007)
Chief of Staff, Office of the Chief Academic Officer, District of Columbia Public Schools
Christine Green (New York 2006)
Associate General Counsel, Victory Schools
Emilie Liebhoff (Boston 2006)
Founder, Moms as Mentors
Leticia Bustillos (Los Angeles 2008)
Associate Director, Los Angeles County Education Foundation
Maria-Fernanda Gonzalez (Bay Area 2005)
Kindergarten Teacher, Oakland Unified School District
Marisa Bold (Bay Area 2004)
Special Assistant, Office of the Secretary, United States Department of Education