Managing Director of Leadership Supports
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Betty Dao-Ivey is the Managing Director of Leadership Supports for SchoolWorks. She has worked with hundreds of school leaders across the country to provide professional development and coaching support focused on data-informed action planning and successful plan implementation.

As part of this effort, Betty leads the company’s ongoing engagement with the KIPP Foundation and serves as the lead instructor of strategic planning with the KIPP Successor Prep program, a year-long series of professional development workshops for new principal leaders. To date, Betty has worked with over 150 KIPP rising school leaders through the stages of needs assessment, plan development, and plan implementation monitoring.

In her time at SchoolWorks, Betty has managed multiple school improvement initiatives for traditional districts such as Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, Baltimore City Public Schools, and the School District of Philadelphia. She has also led and supported charter accountability work with the Alabama State Department of Education, the Mississippi Charter School Authorizer Board, the Ohio Department of Education, the Chicago Public Schools Office of Innovation and Incubation, the Louisiana Department of Education, and the State University of New York.

Before joining SchoolWorks, Betty served as a teacher in Baltimore City Public Schools and transitioned to an instructional coach within District of Columbia Public Schools while earning her master’s degree in teaching from Johns Hopkins University. She later served as a resident principal at a Massachusetts elementary school while earning a master’s degree in school leadership from Harvard University.

"I’ve had the privilege of working with hundreds of school, district, and network leaders focused in two key areas: creating action plans that prioritize the work and aligning systems to operationalize those action plans. If there is a tried-and-true formula for school improvement, this is it."
- Betty Dao-Ivey, SchoolWorks Managing Director of Leadership Supports

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