Executive Director , CityBridge Foundation
Mieka Wick leads CityBridge Foundation’s efforts to create a system of high-performing public schools serving all children in Washington, D.C. Since joining CityBridge in 2007, Mrs. Wick has guided the foundation’s investments in key areas in the D.C. education space, including replication of high-performing schools, turnaround of chronic low-performers, and education innovation rooted in principles of personalized learning.
Underlying each of these portfolios is a focus on engaging other local philanthropists in D.C.’s education landscape. By giving philanthropists and business leaders direct interactions with the public school system, charter schools, and other local reform efforts, CityBridge aims to build a team of local stewards in support of long-term, sustainable educational excellence in the District.
Mrs. Wick’s prior experience includes building the investor relations practice at New Profit Inc., a Boston-based venture philanthropy fund, and serving as a consultant to Massachusetts Commissioner of Education David Driscoll, where she co-founded and ran the office of teacher quality for the State of Massachusetts. During this time, she also worked with the New Teacher Project, where she created the inaugural Massachusetts Institute for New Teachers. She began her career in education working with Professor Ted Sizer at The Coalition of Essential Schools and the Annenberg Institute for School Reform and Professor Howard Gardner at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education. She later spent two years at Reebok International working on the merger of the Reebok brand with The Adidas Group.
Mrs. Wick holds a bachelor’s degree from Brown University and a Master of Business Administration from Babson University. She chairs the board for the DC Scholars Public Charter School and is a founding board member of DC School Reform Now. Mrs. Wick is a member of the Summer 2014 Pahara-Aspen Education Fellowship cohort and Leadership Greater Washington’s Class of 2012.
Mrs. Wick and her husband, David, live in Washington, D.C. with their two children.