Grace Epler
Director of Professional Learning

As the Director of Professional Learning, Grace ensures professional learning programming across the firm is coherent and impactful. She is responsible for overseeing the development, implementation and evaluation of the firm’s onboarding and professional learning activities. Prior to this role, Grace served as a consultant on the Outstanding Educators team where she supported district and teacher preparation program leaders to build a prepared and diverse pipeline of educators.

Grace previously designed charter school accountability policy for Shelby County Public Schools and taught elementary school in Memphis, TN. Throughout her career in education, Grace has brought her passion for creating more equitable schools that value students, teachers and families.

Grace is first and foremost a proud Tar Heel, hailing from North Carolina and attending UNC Chapel Hill for her undergraduate career. She also holds a Master of Education Policy and Management from Harvard University. She now lives in Philadelphia with her husband and their perfect dog Gus.

Grace's expertise

  • Quality School Options & Governance
  • Academic and Non-Academic Supports for Students
  • Policy Analysis & Development
  • Educator & Stakeholder Engagement
  • Research, Program Analysis & Program Strategy

Recent clients

  • Joyce Foundation
  • Minnesota Comeback
  • McKnight Foundation

Top 3 places traveled

  • Dubrovnik
  • Santorini
  • Rome

Grace likes

  • Time spent with my sisters

  • Skiing with friends in Tahoe