Current Role: Independent Consultant, Coaching and Convening
Fellowship Role: Executive Director, Human Capital, Camden Public Schools
Pre-Fellowship Role: Deputy for Teacher Effectiveness, School District of Philadelphia
Teach For America Alumni: Houston 2000
Brett Shiel started his own independent consulting company for education leaders after serving as the Director of New Partnerships at The Achievement Network. During the Fellowship, Brett was the Deputy for Teacher Effectiveness for the School District of Philadelphia. Prior to this role, Brett served as a Managing Director and Consultant with Insight Education Group and consulted to chiefs and superintendents in various cities on teacher effectiveness reforms and implementing systems-wide change. Prior to this role, Brett held various leadership positions at Freire Charter School (Philadelphia), where he also co-directed a short film on Freire that was screened in numerous cities and universities.
Brett holds a B.A. in Saxophone from Ithaca College, an M.Ed from the University of St. Thomas, and an M.S. from the University of Pennsylvania.