Senior Researcher, System Improvement and Policy
CORE-PACE Research Partnership
Before joining PACE, Michelle Nayfack was a researcher at the American Institutes for Research, where she helped lead state and federal evaluation projects on policy implementation and school turnaround. She has also worked as a researcher for the Center on Educational Governance at USC, where she studied systems-level change in both traditional school districts and charter management organizations. Michelle began her career as a high school English teacher at a charter school in Los Angeles that she helped found. She holds a teaching credential from California State University, Northridge and a Ph.D. in Urban Education from USC. Michelle also serves as a trustee on her local school board. To contact Michelle, email her at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (650) 832-1389.