Sharon Kebschull Barrett

SHARON KEBSCHULL BARRETT is the senior editor with Public Impact. She edits the Public Impact and Opportunity Culture blogs, copyedits Public Impact’s reports, and provides research and writing for the firm. Her recent work focuses on extending the reach of excellent teachers, charter schools, and state policy. A former newspaper reporter and copy editor, Ms. Barrett is the author of two cookbooks, Desserts from an Herb Garden and Morning Glories (St. Martin’s Press). She has a B.A. in journalism from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she served as editor of The Daily Tar Heel.

Example projects: Ms. Barrett is co-authoring a series of Opportunity Culture case studies. She wrote “Recruiting for Hard-to-Staff Schools” for the August 2015 School Administrator magazine, and co-authored “Turnaround Principal Competencies: A process for hiring the most skillful leaders for the demands of changing the fortunes of the most-troubled schools for School Administrator in August 2012. She co-authored Kick-Starting Reform: Three City-Based Organizations Showing How to Transform Public Education, for the Cities for Education Entrepreneurship Trust (CEE-Trust).

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