Erin McMahon joined the KIPP Foundation in December from Denver Public Schools, where she led the Academics and Innovation teams. In this capacity, Erin co-led an Early Literacy Strategy district-wide that resulted a third of DPS schools increasing their rating between 2016 and 2017, fueled by students’ record growth in early literacy, the highest growth in one year in DPS history.
While at DPS Erin served as the Director of Teacher Talent Management, responsible for the recruitment and LEAP teams. She then served for three years as an Instructional Superintendent for 13 elementary and one K-8 school in Near North East Denver. Erin’s network of schools led all networks in literacy growth, back to back, for the last two years . Prior to joining DPS, Erin led the turnaround of The Henry Street School for International Studies, a 6th – 12th grade secondary school, on the Lower East Side of Manhattan.
Erin started her career in education through Teach For America, in an elementary school in Washington, DC. She moved from the classroom to management consulting with Ernst and Young. After business school, Erin worked for City Year in Boston and was selected for the fifth cohort of New Leaders for New Schools in New York City.
She holds a bachelor of arts in history from Yale University, a master of science in Education Leadership from Pace University, and a master in Business Administration from Cornell. Erin also earned Gold Certification through the Relay Graduate School of Education’s Leverage Leadership Institute; is pursuing coaching certification through the International Coaching Federation; and, is currently a Master Practitioner of IPEC’s Energy Leadership Index.