Background: Juliet Squire is a principal in the Policy and Thought Leadership area at Bellwether Education Partners, where she focuses on school choice, governance, and rural education, among other topics. She most recently worked at the New Jersey Department of Education, where she directed strategies for advancing technology-driven innovation and oversaw the state’s Race to the Top program. Previously, she managed school board relationships and new business development for National Heritage Academies, providing support to school leaders and helping to launch new charter schools in Louisiana, New York, and Wisconsin. Juliet began her career at the American Enterprise Institute, where she studied a wide range of issues in K-12 and higher education policy. She received her bachelor’s degree in political science from Yale University. She currently serves on the board of a charter school in Washington, D.C.
Experience at Bellwether: policy research and analysis, long- and short-form writing, project management
Client segments served: think tanks, foundations, intermediaries
Sample clients: Rural Opportunities Consortium of Idaho, American Enterprise Institute, Thomas B. Fordham Institute, Chiefs for Change
Why I do this work: I work in education because I believe an educated public is an essential building block for a free and prosperous society and that every child deserves equal access to the knowledge and skills necessary to achieve his or her potential.