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Brinnie Ramsey

Senior Consultant
Brinnie Ramsey

An anthropologist and educator, Brinnie has more than three decades of experience in education, including 13 years at Education First, where she brings a unique anthropological lens to a portfolio of work focused on strategic planning, college and career readiness and social and emotional learning. Previously, Brinnie worked as a project manager and consultant to nonprofits supporting initiatives such as small schools, whole-school reform models, multicultural education and museums, diversity in higher education and collaborative school leadership. Brinnie led Education First’s initiative to incubate EdReports.org and to build a roadmap for a national Family Math movement. She also supported the leadership transition for the Washington State Charter School Association, moving from a single CEO to an innovative shared leadership model.

Brinnie holds an MA in International Education from American University, an MA in Anthropology from the University of Texas at Arlington and has credits toward her PhD in Applied Anthropology at Teachers College, Columbia University. A transplant to Seattle, Brinnie loves hiking and kayaking and rows with the Everett Rowing Association where she also serves as President of the Board of Directors. She grew up in Asia and the Middle East, speaks Thai and loves classic jazz, gentle yoga and ballroom dancing.


College and Career Ready Expectations

Planning and Problem Solving for Successful Implementation

Research, Program Analysis and Program Strategy

Project Management


Recent clients

Washington Charter Schools Association

Maryland State Department of Education

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Ohio Department of Education and Workforce

NoVo Foundation

Brinnie likes

Deception Pass and the Strait of Juan de Fuca
Deception Pass and the Strait of Juan de Fuca
Couple dancing the Bolero in an indoor ballroom
Dancing the Bolero at a winter showcase
Image of a sunrise over a river with rowing teams in boats on the river
Morning row on the Snohomish River