Tracy Breslin has dedicated her career to ensuring that all students – regardless of background – have access to a high-quality education that prepares them to succeed in school and life. Tracy has over seventeen years of experience in education and nonprofit management. Tracy has served as a talent management consultant since 2011, working with a variety of urban school districts and state departments of education on initiatives including school leadership, principal supervisors, educator evaluations, talent management, and more. As Interim Chief Talent Officer at Newark Public Schools, she designed and led the district’s human capital reform agenda to ensure that there is an effective teacher in every classroom and leader in every school. She facilitated district-union negotiations leading to a breakthrough teacher contract including one of the nation’s first comprehensive performance-based compensation systems, peer observers in evaluations, and school empowerment and flexibility. Tracy also led teams to redesign educator evaluation, develop and implement new teacher and principal selection processes, create a new Talent Division, and institute a school-based strategic staffing system to promote mutual matches based on principal autonomy and educator choice. Before becoming an independent consultant, Tracy worked at the New York City Department of Education. As the Executive Director of the Office of School Leadership, she led a team to recruit, select, train, and evaluate 1,600 principals and 3,500 assistant principals. Previously, as the Director of School Leadership, Tracy coordinated programs to train and support aspiring and current school leaders. Prior to joining the NYC DOE, Tracy led recruitment and admissions at New Leaders for New Schools, a national non-profit organization focused on attracting and preparing outstanding school leaders. She also led organizational strategy, fund development, and talent identification to support the organization’s expansion. Tracy launched her career in public education by evaluating and designing Universal PreKindergarten programs, working in after-school programs, and facilitating professional development for educators. Tracy has an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BS in Human Development and Family Studies from Cornell University. She is a graduate of the Broad Residency in Urban Education.