Meet the School Systems Leaders Fellowship Team

Ellen Winn Ellen leads the School Systems Leaders Fellowship, a competitive yearlong leadership development program whose goal is to prepare senior Teach For America alumni for systems leadership roles (i.e., cabinet-level leaders) in which they are fundamentally changing academic and life outcomes for students system-wide. Previously, Ellen served as the Executive Vice President of 50CAN, a national, nonprofit advocacy organization focused on changing state policy to improve public education. Prior to joining 50CAN, Ellen was the Executive Director of the Education Equality Project, a national education advocacy organization founded by former NYC Schools Chancellor Joel Klein and co-chaired by Klein, Michael Lomax (CEO, UNCF) and Janet Murguia (CEO, National Council of La Raza). Ellen also served as the Director of the Office of Strategic Partnerships at the NYC Department of Education. Earlier stints included consulting, philanthropy, and research. Ellen holds a BA from Haverford College in urban studies and a Masters in Public Policy from the University of California, Berkeley. Ellen serves on the Board of the Rhode Island Mayoral Academies. Ellen lives in Brooklyn with her husband and goofball new son, Toby. Email Ellen

Ellen Winn

Ellen leads the School Systems Leaders Fellowship, a competitive yearlong leadership development program whose goal is to prepare senior Teach For America alumni for systems leadership roles (i.e., cabinet-level leaders) in which they are fundamentally changing academic and life outcomes for students system-wide.

Previously, Ellen served as the Executive Vice President of 50CAN, a national, nonprofit advocacy organization focused on changing state policy to improve public education. Prior to joining 50CAN, Ellen was the Executive Director of the Education Equality Project, a national education advocacy organization founded by former NYC Schools Chancellor Joel Klein and co-chaired by Klein, Michael Lomax (CEO, UNCF) and Janet Murguia (CEO, National Council of La Raza). Ellen also served as the Director of the Office of Strategic Partnerships at the NYC Department of Education. Earlier stints included consulting, philanthropy, and research.

Ellen holds a BA from Haverford College in urban studies and a Masters in Public Policy from the University of California, Berkeley. Ellen serves on the Board of the Rhode Island Mayoral Academies. Ellen lives in Brooklyn with her husband and goofball new son, Toby.

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Ami Magunia Ami is responsible for leading the development, management, and execution of content and programming for the School Systems Leaders Fellowship.   Prior to this role, she worked as a senior consulting partner leading strategic planning, district and school level turnaround as part of Mass Insight Education.  She began her career in education as a Teach for America Corps member in Baltimore. After teaching elementary students for four years, Ami then worked for The New Teacher Project to manage the district’s alternative teaching program. She later joined the Baltimore City Public Schools leadership team serving as both the Special Assistant to the Chief Human Capital Officer and Manager of School-Based Recruitment and Staffing.   Ami received a B.A. from the University of Pittsburgh in Business Administration and later received a M.A.T. from Johns Hopkins University.  She lives in New Orleans. Email Ami

Ami Magunia

Ami is responsible for leading the development, management, and execution of content and programming for the School Systems Leaders Fellowship.  

Prior to this role, she worked as a senior consulting partner leading strategic planning, district and school level turnaround as part of Mass Insight Education.  She began her career in education as a Teach for America Corps member in Baltimore. After teaching elementary students for four years, Ami then worked for The New Teacher Project to manage the district’s alternative teaching program. She later joined the Baltimore City Public Schools leadership team serving as both the Special Assistant to the Chief Human Capital Officer and Manager of School-Based Recruitment and Staffing.  

Ami received a B.A. from the University of Pittsburgh in Business Administration and later received a M.A.T. from Johns Hopkins University.  She lives in New Orleans.

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Beau Gallegos Beau currently serves as the Senior Managing Director of the School Systems Leaders Fellowship. Beau leads all recruitment and placement partner efforts for the Fellowship. Prior to transitioning the Fellowship to Cambiar Education in January 2017, Beau had been on staff at Teach For America since the fall of 2010 working on the National Alumni Affairs Education Leadership team.  Beau supported talent matching efforts for over 150 annual requests for open cabinet-level and superintendent roles nationally. Prior to joining TFA, Beau worked with TNTP in Chicago, IL in partnership with Academy for Urban School Leadership helping to staff turnaround schools. He has also lead a team of job developers supporting youth, adults, and seniors in job readiness training and placement on the South and West sides of Chicago while working at Easter Seals.  Beau spent a year working with Upward Bound in New Orleans as a researcher and teacher supporting high school students to be college ready. Beau has a Masters in Leadership and Policy Studies from DePaul University and B.A. in Psychology from Tulane University. Beau was named a DePaul Public Service Fellow and Chaddick Scholar for outstanding academic and community achievement. He lives in New Orleans, LA. Email Beau

Beau Gallegos

Beau currently serves as the Senior Managing Director of the School Systems Leaders Fellowship. Beau leads all recruitment and placement partner efforts for the Fellowship.

Prior to transitioning the Fellowship to Cambiar Education in January 2017, Beau had been on staff at Teach For America since the fall of 2010 working on the National Alumni Affairs Education Leadership team.  Beau supported talent matching efforts for over 150 annual requests for open cabinet-level and superintendent roles nationally.

Prior to joining TFA, Beau worked with TNTP in Chicago, IL in partnership with Academy for Urban School Leadership helping to staff turnaround schools. He has also lead a team of job developers supporting youth, adults, and seniors in job readiness training and placement on the South and West sides of Chicago while working at Easter Seals.  Beau spent a year working with Upward Bound in New Orleans as a researcher and teacher supporting high school students to be college ready.

Beau has a Masters in Leadership and Policy Studies from DePaul University and B.A. in Psychology from Tulane University. Beau was named a DePaul Public Service Fellow and Chaddick Scholar for outstanding academic and community achievement. He lives in New Orleans, LA.

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