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Julianna Charles Brown

With a background in history, philosophy, facilitation and anti-oppressive education, Charlie works to craft and implement transformational education models in the service of equity. Working toward educational justice is a passion she brings to the of role of Director of Systems Transformation at KnowledgeWorks. For this role, she connects the worlds of policy and practice with a critical lens to create more meaningful, responsive, equitable and lasting systems for every learner.

Charlie previously worked on the Quality Performance Assessment Team at the Center for Collaborative Education, helping teachers and schools implement equitable performance assessment systems in place of standardized testing regimes. She began her career at the New York City Department of Education in policy, working with schools on academic programming and providing guidance on working within state regulations. From there, she was on the founding team of the NYC Mastery Collaborative, supporting schools in their implementation of competency-based, culturally-responsive education practices and advocating for the work to grow across NYC.

She earned a bachelors in American History from McGill University and a masters in Education Policy from Columbia University. Outside of KnowledgeWorks, Charlie can be found riding motorcycles, hiking and enjoying electronic music.