Prior to joining the Ed Fund as the Director of Talent and Operations in January, 2021, Rebecca served for 15 years as the Assistant Head of School and Lower School Director at the now-largest preschool-8th grade Independent School in San Francisco, shepherding the school as it doubled in size along the way. A quick study when faced with anything new, Rebecca is known for her grace under fire, her integrity and her pragmatic and wise, people-centered leadership.
Rebecca honed her leadership skills through an MA in Educational Leadership and as a CORO Fellow in Public Affairs. She has been a passionate educator and advocate for under-resourced children and families as a Teach for America 5th grade Teacher in Long Beach, CA and as the Academic Program Coordinator for the “I Have a Dream Foundation” in San Francisco. She has traveled extensively as a writer of untold stories from History for the US Trek, a volunteer archaeologist for Earthwatch, and a team leader of high school summer service trips for Landmark Volunteers, as well as studying abroad via Semester at Sea. Originally from the Chicago suburbs, Rebecca is a proud graduate with a BA in English Literature from the University of Texas, Austin.