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Megan Benay

Megan is a current doctoral student in the School of Education at Johns Hopkins University. She is also a Senior Fellow at InnovateEDU where she provides operational and thought leadership for InnovateEDU projects, supporting the Executive Director and other organizational leaders with strategic innovations. Previously, Megan served as the Senior National Director of Data & Research at the Great Oaks Foundation. In this role, Megan led the work to build data and research systems to drive continuous improvement efforts across the organization. She also led initiatives to support schools across the GO network to improve social, emotional, and academic outcomes for students with disabilities, English Language Learners, and other special population work as the Director of Inclusive Education. Megan has served in many positions in education throughout her career, including as the Program Analyst for the New Designs to Advance Learning portfolio at the Carnegie Corporation of New York, as a special education teacher in New York City public schools, and as an English teacher in Chile as part of the United Nations Development Programme.