JULI KIM is a senior consultant with Public Impact conducting qualitative research, analysis, and evaluation related to a range of education issues. Before joining Public Impact, Ms. Kim was the program director for the North Carolina Network of Grantmakers, the state’s only forum promoting and facilitating information-sharing and collaboration among foundations working in North Carolina. Ms. Kim has also worked for various North Carolina state agencies and nonprofits conducting legislative and policy work related to systemic reform in the areas of juvenile and criminal justice, and domestic violence and child well-being. She previously practiced law at the Children’s Law Center, now called the Council for Children’s Rights, in Charlotte, N.C., representing juveniles alleged to be delinquent and undisciplined, and she has been a middle school social studies teacher. Ms. Kim is a graduate of the University of North Carolina and the University of North Carolina School of Law.
Example projects: Ms. Kim’s published work focuses on school turnaround models and initiatives, charter sector growth, and the role of philanthropy in education. Ms. Kim’s other work has focused on serving special student populations and on evaluation, including an ongoing study of a new public school model in North Carolina, and providing support for a national philanthropic program working to increase the capacity of its grantees to measure impact. She has led the development of publications, including Autonomous District Schools: A New Path to Growing High-Quality, Innovative Public Schools, The Project L.I.F.T. Story: Early Lessons from a Public-Private Education Turnaround Initiative, The Achievement School District: Lessons from Tennessee, The Secret to Sustainable School Reform: Slow and Steady Wins the Race, Growing a High-Quality Charter Sector: Lessons from Tennessee; and Early Lessons from Newark’s Experience with Charter Schools. She has co-authored reports including Identity and Charter School Leadership: Profiles of Leaders of Color, Newark Opportunity Youth Network: A Collective Approach to Transforming Lives and Communities, Built to Grow: How IDEA Public Schools is Expanding to Serve a Million Students, Raising the Bar: Why Public Charter Schools Must Become Even More Innovative; Beyond the Fringe: Charter Authorizing as Enrollment Grows, The New Frontier: Public Charter Schools as a Tool to Transform Education in Clark County; Ten Years in New Orleans: Public School Resurgence and the Path Ahead; Legal Guidelines for Educating English Learners in Charter Schools, and Engaging English Learner Families in Charter Schools.