Background: Becky Crowe is a Senior Adviser with Bellwether Education Partners in the Strategic Advising and Talent Services practice areas. Becky joined Bellwether in 2012, and has worked on a range of strategy, business planning, and human capital projects. She has spent more than 15 years leading education reform efforts as a social entrepreneur and education strategy and philanthropy advisor. Becky served as executive director of Partners in School Innovation in San Francisco from 2003-2009. During her tenure as executive director, Partners doubled in size and became the key school improvement partner working to increase student achievement in several of the largest urban districts in the Bay Area. At Partners, she also successfully launched the Encore Fellows program in partnership with Civic Ventures and the Packard Foundation to bring top talent from the private sector into the social sector. Prior to joining Partners, Becky was responsible for leadership development of principals and school district leaders from 30 Bay Area school districts at the Bay Area School Reform Collaborative. Becky has additional experience leading school and district program evaluation as a researcher at Stanford University. Becky has degrees in English and Education from Stanford University where she co-captained the women’s swim team and was a 2010 Sloan Fellow, earning a management degree from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. She is the proud mother of a third grader in the California public schools.
Experience at Bellwether: talent management strategy, organizational development, strategic planning, program design and management, market assessment, grant writing, coaching
Client segments served: intermediaries and networks, human capital organizations, school districts, foundations, product and service organizations
Sample clients: 100Kin10, Google, Microsoft, Summit Public Schools, Rocketship Education, Blue Engine, Los Angeles Unified School District, YouthTruth
Why I do this work: My mom did civil rights work in Memphis. I grew up witnessing dramatic disparities with Latinos and Native Americans in my home state of Arizona. Because of my dad’s influence, I thought my entry point to service and social justice work would be through public health. And then I taught in a homeless shelter and discovered that education was my calling.