Background: Lindsay Ferguson is Communications and Marketing Director at Bellwether Education Partners. In her role she leads Bellwether's communications and marketing strategy, manages the packaging and dissemination of Bellwether's content, and builds awareness for Bellwether's work and brand. Before joining Bellwether in 2020, she served as a senior communications specialist at Columbus Public Health, developing campaigns and messaging for programs and initiatives within the city’s health department, and helping to lead the communications response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Prior to this, she served as the staff communications and engagement director at Teach For America, where she developed internal communications strategy and co-led knowledge management efforts. Before joining TFA, she also completed a fellowship with the Ohio Arts Council, supporting the agency in doubling the number of schools that participated in its arts education initiative. Lindsay began her career in education working at TNTP, where she helped manage the organization’s internal and external communications strategy. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Ohio University.
Why I do this work: My K-12 experience completely shaped how I moved through life — having access to engaging and rigorous academics and supportive teachers made me feel confident in my ability to succeed and curious about the world around me. I believe every student should have an academic experience that sets them up for success in the classroom and beyond. And I feel an obligation to make sure that students who traditionally don't have access to a great education receive one so they can go on to lead full and healthy lives and make our world better.