Carrie McPherson Douglass

Chief Strategy Officer
Pacific Time Zone

Carrie Douglass is Chief Strategy Officer at Education Cities, a national nonprofit that supports and advises city-based education organizations on their efforts to grow great public schools. With extensive experience designing organizational and human capital strategies, Carrie leads Education Cities’ internal operations, spearheads our personalized learning work, and works with the Founder and CEO on organizational strategy.

Carrie most recently served as the Senior Director of Strategy and Innovation at the Rogers Family Foundation in Oakland, an Education Cities member, where she developed one of the nation’s leading blended learning pilots. Prior to joining Rogers, Carrie was the Director of Human Resources and Talent Strategy at Aspire Public Schools during a period of growth from 16 to 34 high performing schools. While at Aspire Carrie led the development of innovative strategies for teacher and leader recruiting, evaluation, compensation and career ladders.  Carrie has also worked as Special Assistant to the Chief Financial Officer of Boston Public Schools, and is a former teacher and school administrator. She is an alumnus of the Broad Residency and Education Pioneers Fellowship programs.

Carrie has a bachelor’s in education from the University of Portland  and a master’s degree in business administration from Boston University. Carrie is the event manager for TEDxBend and has served on numerous boards throughout her career, including Education Pioneers Bay Area, the Oakland Public Education Fund, Cascade Relays Foundation and the Big Sur International Marathon.