TIM FIELD is a senior policy fellow with Public Impact. He consults and leads project teams to provide clients with research-based guidance on a wide range of policy and school management issues, including school turnarounds; charter school quality; and educator effectiveness, evaluation, retention, and compensation. Mr. Field is leading Public Impact’s work to support state education departments as they implement school turnaround strategies funded by the Race to the Top competition.
Before joining Public Impact, Mr. Field was a regional director for the KIPP Foundation, where he provided coaching support to KIPP executive directors, coordinated internal and external resources, and provided quality oversight to ensure that KIPP regions are prepared to open and sustain high-performing schools in their communities. Before that, Mr. Field was the deputy chief of Charter, Partnership and New Schools with the School District of Philadelphia, where he designed and managed key elements of the district’s Renaissance School initiative to turn around chronically failing schools. He began working for the Philadelphia schools as a resident from the Broad Foundation’s Residency in Urban Education, a national and highly selective two-year management development program that recruits and trains emerging leaders for senior management positions in public education. He earned his B.A. from Oberlin College, and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.