Background: Amber Gorman Walker is the editorial manager at Bellwether Education Partners. She oversees organization-wide content creation and editorial strategy designed to amplify Bellwether’s impact. Prior to joining the team in 2021, Amber spent more than 15 years working in corporate and nonprofit strategic communications in a variety of sectors. She recently served as the principal communications consultant to the CEO at Portland General Electric, Oregon’s largest energy company, and as a senior account executive at Larson Communications. In addition, Amber was the director of marketing and communications at DC Prep, managing a broad portfolio for Washington, D.C.’s highest-performing network of charter schools. Amber began her career in public policy on Capitol Hill and in strategic communications at the Glover Park Group (now, Finsbury Glover Hering). She holds a bachelor’s degree from Wellesley College.
Why I do this work: I grew up in a rural, resource-constrained public school system in Northern Arizona. A handful of exceptional teachers fueled my passion for learning, paving the way for me to be a first-generation college student. I believe that every child should have access to a high-quality education and to the limitless doors it opens.