Bisi Oyedele is the Partner leading the Schools and Talent team to support the creation, staffing and development, and growth of high-quality, equitable schools in Washington, DC. As a first-generation immigrant and English Language Learner, Bisi fundamentally believes in the transformative power of a high-quality public education. This belief guided his decision to join Education Forward DC as it seeks to support the development of a public school system responsive to the needs of students and families. Prior to joining Education Forward DC in 2017, Bisi, was a Leadership Effectiveness Director at the Lynch Leadership Academy at Boston College. There he was responsible for the coaching and professional development of district, charter, and Catholic school leaders in Boston and the Boston metro area. Earlier in his career, Bisi was the Executive Director of Match Charter Public High School and Principal of Nativity Preparatory School in Boston. Bisi started his career as a history and English teacher as well as a substitute teacher in Boston Public Schools. Bisi earned a BA in Political Science, a M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction, as well as an Ed.D. in Education Administration from Boston College. Bisi currently lives in the Brightwood/Manor Park neighborhood with his wife, Natasha and two children, Nolan and Gem who both attend DC public schools.