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Brandi Kujala-Peterson

EPIC School Partnerships
Assistant Director
Portland, Oregon
I'm part of a team that wants student readiness and success to be defined by engagement, adaptability, and what students can do with their knowledge, rather than just content mastery and testing. We partner with educators to provide strategies and frameworks that identify opportunities for real and actionable improvement in systems, schools, and classrooms. Our strategic work with educators creates clarity amid the clutter and empowers school communities to strengthen and sustain a culture that can support readiness and educational success for every student.
Previously, I built customized partnerships between New York City business leaders and principals to inspire innovation in public schools. I earned a master’s degree in nonprofit management at The New School–Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy and a bachelor’s degree in psychology at Portland State University. My background is in program development and implementation focusing on youth services and education, which includes teaching English as a Second Language to elementary students in Thailand and serving as a youth development volunteer in the Peace Corps in Nepal.