Episode 6: Reilly Pharo Carter on life, education, and the state of the world…

In this episode, Jeffrey and Reilly discuss life, education, and the state of the world…a little more background noise than preferred in this one, as it was the first in-person recording of PatA, and our children are playing in the room above us, but it’s a great listen nonetheless…

Links: You can reach Reilly via email at reilly at rpcconsult.com; Open Systems Institute

Reilly brings over a decade of experience as a leader in Colorado’s education policy landscape. Over the last 10+ years she has worked to develop and advance policy, guide political strategy, build and sustain philanthropic fundraising, support a statewide ballot measure campaign and build and sustain a powerful and thoughtful coalition of partners.

Reilly served as the Colorado Children’s Campaign’s Government Affairs Director from 2009 to 2011, then as the organization’s Vice President of Education Initiatives from 2011 – 2014. Reilly’s work focused on developing statewide political strategy as well as the creation and advancement of education policy.

From 2015 – 2020, Reilly was the President and CEO for Climb Higher Colorado, an education nonprofit. The organization focused on advancing research-based family school partnerships, supporting a robust coalition focused on educational equity and launched an education fellowship program, the Systems Impact Institute.

Reilly now provides consulting services through RPC Consulting. Reilly served as a member on The Colorado Health Foundation’s Policy Board from 2015-2020, is a mentor through the Challenge Foundation and is an inaugural fellow with the Open Systems Institute. Reilly was born and raised in Colorado and lives in Denver with her husband, Brett and daughter, Gwen. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Kansas and a Master of Arts in Urban Education Policy from Brown University.

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