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Margaret Angell

Director, Education Innovation Portfolio ,CityBridge

Margaret Angell serves as the director of CityBridge’s Education Innovation Portfolio, which includes the foundation’s two signature programs, the Education Innovation Fellowship and Breakthrough Schools: D.C.  Prior to joining the CityBridge team, Ms. Angell worked as an independent PK-12 education consultant to organizations with missions to dramatically impact student achievement, including Fight For Children, in Washington, D.C.  Until January 2011, she served as the director of Secondary School Transformation for the District of Columbia Public Schools.  In that role, she led districtwide planning for secondary schools and oversaw secondary academic policy, college readiness programs, Advanced Placement programs, career and technical education (CTE), guidance and counseling, high school scheduling, and credit recovery classes.  In 2008-2009, Ms. Angell served as a White House Fellow, working as a special assistant to the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.  Prior to moving to Washington, she was the special assistant to the chief operating officer of Boston Public Schools.  In that role, she managed the operational and financial responsibilities of rolling out universal preschool programs for four-year-olds in Boston.  Ms. Angell was also an appointed member of Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick’s Readiness Project, a statewide council developing a ten-year plan for improving education in the state.

Ms. Angell is a graduate of the Broad Residency in Urban Education, a two-year management development program that trains graduates of business, public policy, and law schools for leadership positions in school districts.  She holds a Bachelor of Arts cum laude in Economics from Harvard University, a Master of Business Administration from Columbia Business School, and a Master of Public Administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government.  She lives in Washington, D.C., with her husband and two daughters.