CHANDLER ROWLAND is a senior consultant with Public Impact, focused primarily on assisting districts and schools in implementing Opportunity Culture models, which extend the reach of excellent teachers and their teams. She also conducts research and creates tools and other materials to support turnaround work in both traditional and charter schools. Before joining Public Impact, she worked as a graduate policy fellow for the SECU Foundation, where she analyzed longitudinal program data, assisted in revising the foundation’s scholarship programs, and conducted various program evaluations. Ms. Rowland also served as a Teach for America corps member, teaching secondary science in Rocky Mount, N.C. She holds a master’s degree in public policy from the Sanford School of Policy at Duke University and a B.A. in public policy and global studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Why I Do This Work: “As a member of the BIPOC community, a former teacher, and a lifelong learner, I am committed to improving educational outcomes and opportunities for all students, but particularly students from marginalized identities who have historically been underserved. Through our Opportunity Culture work, I have the privilege of helping schools reimagine how they can create teacher leadership pathways, collaborative teaching teams, and flexible schedules to provide all students with the educational opportunities they deserve. Working at Public Impact allows me to contribute to my commitment to educational equity in meaningful ways every day, and I’m proud to be a member of this amazing team.”