Meet the School Systems Leaders Fellowship Team

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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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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Mariel Butan  Mariel is the Program Manager of the School Systems Leaders Fellowship. She supports the Fellowship’s logistics and communications and leads the efforts for survey design and data analysis.  Prior to joining the SSLF team, Mariel served as Director of Communications and Operations for A Reason To Smile (ARTS), a nonprofit that brings dental care and hygiene education to areas of the world without access to dental professionals. Her commitment to ARTS continues in a volunteer capacity, coordinating outreach and multiple international service trips each year.  Mariel is also a published author and has worked as a freelance writer, editor, and education specialist. Her background in higher education is focused on community engagement, student advising, and scholarships, including roles with the Embassy of Kuwait, Florida International University, and the University of Miami.  Mariel earned Bachelor's degrees in Motion Pictures and Psychology as well as her Master’s in Higher Education Administration from the University of Miami, where she was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society. She lives in Big Sky, Montana.   Email Mariel

Mariel Butan

Mariel is the Program Manager of the School Systems Leaders Fellowship. She supports the Fellowship’s logistics and communications and leads the efforts for survey design and data analysis.

Prior to joining the SSLF team, Mariel served as Director of Communications and Operations for A Reason To Smile (ARTS), a nonprofit that brings dental care and hygiene education to areas of the world without access to dental professionals. Her commitment to ARTS continues in a volunteer capacity, coordinating outreach and multiple international service trips each year.

Mariel is also a published author and has worked as a freelance writer, editor, and education specialist. Her background in higher education is focused on community engagement, student advising, and scholarships, including roles with the Embassy of Kuwait, Florida International University, and the University of Miami.

Mariel earned Bachelor's degrees in Motion Pictures and Psychology as well as her Master’s in Higher Education Administration from the University of Miami, where she was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society. She lives in Big Sky, Montana.

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Ellen Winn  Ellen Winn served as the founding Executive Director of SSLF from its launch in 2012 through 2018, leading 58 fellows through the program’s first four cohorts. She has been an advocate of the Fellowship since day one, managing continuous growth and program improvements for six years. Ellen will help to ensure a smooth transition to our new Executive Director, Chris Maher, who will start in the role on July 1, 2019. "Launching and growing a fellowship focused on systems leadership alongside a team of smart, dedicated, and creative colleagues has been a profound privilege. I pass the baton to Chris with confidence and excitement. Chris brings his unwavering commitment to equity, excellence, and students and his years of experience in instructional and systems leadership to this endeavor," Ellen shared. She is currently working as an independent consultant out of New York City while raising her three young boys.

Ellen Winn

Ellen Winn served as the founding Executive Director of SSLF from its launch in 2012 through 2018, leading 58 fellows through the program’s first four cohorts. She has been an advocate of the Fellowship since day one, managing continuous growth and program improvements for six years. Ellen will help to ensure a smooth transition to our new Executive Director, Chris Maher, who will start in the role on July 1, 2019. "Launching and growing a fellowship focused on systems leadership alongside a team of smart, dedicated, and creative colleagues has been a profound privilege. I pass the baton to Chris with confidence and excitement. Chris brings his unwavering commitment to equity, excellence, and students and his years of experience in instructional and systems leadership to this endeavor," Ellen shared. She is currently working as an independent consultant out of New York City while raising her three young boys.