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Kara Kerwin

From grassroots action to legislative affairs to PR to design to development to gala production, Kara has done it all in her almost 15 years at CER. She keeps our sights on our mission, and CER would never be the same without her.


Executive Vice President

Alison Consoletti Zgainer

Under that calm exterior is a tenacious and determined policy expert, administrator, and leader, who for over seven years has kept the data, the research, and the facts flowing to our partners and conquests nationwide.


Senior Fellow and President Emeritus

Jeanne Allen

Jeanne is considered one of the nation’s most accomplished and relentless advocates for education reform, and a recognized expert, speaker, and author in the field.

Meet the Team

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Associate Director of Technology
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K-12 Consultant
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Director of Administration
Media Specialist
Kevin Kennedy
Finance Consultant
Associate Director, External Affairs
Director of Communications
Rahdaysha Cummings
CER Intern
Emma Dodson
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CER Intern
Emily Kelleher
CER Intern
Elizabeth Kennard
CER Intern
Hayley Nicholas
CER Intern
Ciara O’Sullivan
CER Intern
Madeline Ryan
CER Intern

Careers & Internships

Intern at CER!

CER is looking for interns who want to gain knowledge about education policy and translate these ideas into action to create better opportunities in education. As an intern, you will have the chance to be an intricate part of CER’s day-to-day work in all aspects of education policy, including research, advocacy, legislative affairs, and public relations.

Mastery Charter Schools Careers

Mastery Charter Schools is a growing organization where talented individuals make significant contributions to closing the achievement gap.

What if you could spend every minute of the school day focused on student achievement? Every day in schools across Philadelphia, PA and Camden, NJ Mastery teachers and leaders do just that. We are driven by our students’ limitless potential and our educational model is designed to support incredible student results.

At Mastery, we know that excellent teachers and leaders make excellent schools. We are relentless about hiring top educators from around the country and providing them with unsurpassed levels of professional development. We are committed to hiring a diverse staff and encourage those from traditionally under-represented backgrounds to apply.

 Please visit visit the “Careers” tab at: www.masterycharter.org  to learn more about Mastery and view our open positions.

Director Of Charter School Services

The Association of American Educators is seeking applicants for a Charter School Services Director based out of their Alexandria, Virginia, office or working primarily from a home office.