SHARON KEBSCHULL BARRETT is the vice president for editorial services and communications at Public Impact. She writes publications about the Opportunity Culture initiative, edits all materials for the Opportunity Culture website, edits the firm’s blogs and Public Impact reports, works with Opportunity Culture Fellows to edit the columns they write, and provides other research, interviewing, and writing for the firm. 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 writes Opportunity Culture case studies and other publications and materials for the Opportunity Culture website, including instructional leadership and excellence materials. 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. Other recent work includes co-authoring Innovative Staffing to Personalize Learning: How new teaching roles and blended learning help students succeed. She also co-authored Kick-Starting Reform: Three City-Based Organizations Showing How to Transform Public Education, for the Cities for Education Entrepreneurship Trust (CEE-Trust).