Hannah Melnicoe

Hannah Melnicoe
Hannah Melnicoe
Senior Program Manager,
Pivot Learning

Hannah Melnicoe is senior program manager at Pivot Learning, an Oakland-based nonprofit that works with high-needs school districts across the country to develop solutions to educational equity problems and help all students graduate prepared for college and career. Prior to joining Pivot Learning, Melnicoe was an analyst fellow with Education Pioneers in Marin County, California, and she served as an AmeriCorps volunteer at First Place for Youth. She holds a master’s degree in public policy from the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley.

updated 2020

Publications by Hannah Melnicoe
A Rural District’s Response to COVID-19
COVID-19 has disrupted California’s education system in fundamental ways. Districts across the state are quickly creating strategies to serve all students, and many are designing their response around the needs of their most vulnerable students…
COVID-19 presents an array of challenges for school districts. In this brief, we share some promising practices learned from California’s Pajaro Valley Unified School District (PVUSD), particularly in the areas of family engagement and instructional…
The Implications of Marin’s Rising Pension Costs and Tax Revolt for Increasing Education Funding
Voters in Marin County have long been willing to pass parcel taxes to fund their schools. In 2016, taxes faced unprecedented opposition from local activists; taxes in Kentfield and Mill Valley were defeated or passed by previously unheard-of narrow…
Sacramento City Unified School District (SCUSD), California’s thirteenth largest school district, faces a looming deficit and must make significant budget adjustments to avoid state intervention. This case study explores how the district reached…