Whitney Allgood became CEO of the National School Climate Center in 2017, bringing expertise from her twenty year career working with K-16 schools, public education systems, nonprofit organizations, and for-profit companies as a teacher, researcher, policy analyst and executive.
As National Director of Teen Programs for Step-Up, Inc, she led efforts to significantly expand teen programs nationally and capture and evaluate impact in schools.
From 2008 to 2010, Whitney was a Fellow with the Strategic Data Project (SDP) at Harvard’s Center for Education Policy Research (CEPR).
She began her educational career as an English and Social Studies teacher in Florida’s Orange County Public Schools. She then worked with students in emergency transitional, clinical and home-based settings. She has held research posts with The School Finance and Redesign Project and The Economic Policy Institute and provided background research for a weekly education column, “Lessons”, in The New York Times.
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