Callie Riley is a Portfolio Manager on the Education Team for the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation. In this role, she supports efforts to increase access to high-quality instructional materials, improve professional learning and understand how districts, charters and state education agencies design systems that help teachers create equitable and engaging learning opportunities for all kids, with a focus on low-income students of colors.
For nearly a decade, Callie has collaborated with K-16 leaders in over 30 states and hundreds of districts in support of the adoption and implementation of college- and career-ready standards and assessment-related policy and practice. Before joining the Foundation, she led strategic partnerships for UPD Consulting, building relationships with districts, state education agencies, foundations and non-profits to support data-driven systems reform efforts, led educator engagement for the PARCC consortium, developing tools, resources and professional learning for teachers to support and advocate for standards-aligned instruction in partnership with other national organizations, foundations and teacher unions, and managed the higher education policy and practice strategy for Achieve. She began her career as a middle school English and reading teacher in Japan and Florida.
Callie holds a master’s in Educational Leadership and Policy from the University of Maryland, College Park and a bachelor’s in East Asian Studies from Wittenberg University. She currently serves as the President of the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Washington DC Regional Board of Directors and on the organization’s Metropolitan Board of Directors. She enjoys wandering around the globe, seeing live music and listening to the drum circle in her local park.