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Spencer Sherman

Principal Consultant
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Spencer Sherman advises policymakers and education leaders on preparing students for college and career success. He has over 15 years of experience in public education roles, from teacher to state policymaker. Spencer is skilled at helping leaders develop innovative policies and strategic plans, and then successfully implement them through effective change management. He is an expert on college and career readiness initiatives and using data and technology to better serve students.

Spencer is a passionate believer in the power of education to advance equity and economic mobility. He began his career serving low-income students as a teacher and administrator in New Orleans public schools. Spencer then worked as the Chief for Innovation at the Rhode Island Department of Education, where he launched many new statewide projects, including a cross-agency career pathways initiative, a student-centered unified course platform, and a post-COVID tutoring program. Spencer then moved to nonprofit and consulting roles, supporting initiatives such as Indiana’s high school redesign effort and California’s $500M college and career pathways legislation.

Spencer earned a Master’s in Public Policy from Harvard Kennedy School and a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Yale University. He lives with his fiancée in Boston, where he enjoys outdoor adventures and playing his guitar.


Pathways for Student Success

Technology and Innovation

Strategy Development and Implementation Support

Policy Analysis & Development

Quality School Options & Governance

Recent Clients

North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Educational Testing Service

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Backpacking with his fiancée, Kashmira

Always happy to jump right in