Dr Gisele C Shorter

VP Policy & Partnership Engagement
Turnaround for Children

Gisele joined Turnaround for Children in 2015 as Executive Director, New York and New Jersey, where she oversaw Turnaround’s district partnerships and school improvement services in New York City and Newark, New Jersey In 2017, Gisele transitioned to Turnaround’s Systemic Impact team as Vice President, Policy and Partner Engagement. Over the past 15 years, Gisele has lead youth development, education and community-based organizations through programmatic resets, large-scale culture change initiatives and strategic re-engineering. Her career has been underscored by a deep commitment to affecting positive change in the lives of young people and families. Gisele was a founding member of ROADS Charter High Schools’ executive leadership team – second-chance charter high schools designed to serve the most at-risk young people. She has served on the NYC Mayor’s Office Community School Advisory Board and the NYC Administration for Children’s Services Commissioner’s Advisory Panel on Education.

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