CHRISTEN HOLLY is a consultant with Public Impact, conducting research and quantitative and qualitative analyses. Dr. Holly has worked on projects focusing on special education finance, state funding methodologies, charter school funding, teacher compensation, education reforms in New Orleans, district-charter relationships in urban areas, state takeovers of failing schools, and federal and state education policies. Before coming to Public Impact, she was a lecturer in the Department of Public Policy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Holly has worked in policy advisory roles at the state and federal level in both the public and private sectors, as well as working in the financial services industry. She holds a Ph.D. in public policy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a master’s degree in economics from New York University, and a B.A. in economics from Duke University.
Dr. Holly has co-authored these recent publications: Ten Years in New Orleans: Public School Resurgence and the Path Ahead; Is Detente Possible? District-Charter School Relations in Four Cities; Teacher Pay and Career Paths in an Opportunity Culture: A Practical Policy Guide; The Conditions for Success: Ensuring Great Public Schools in Every Neighborhood; Replicating Quality: Policy Recommendations to Support the Replication and Growth of High-Performing Charter Schools and Networks; Giving Every Student Access to Excellent Teachers: A Vision for Focusing Federal Investments in Education; and Projected Statewide Impact of “Opportunity Culture” School Models Implementation.