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Lindsay Kruse

Vice President for PreK-12 Education Initiatives

Lindsay Kruse is the Vice President for PreK-12 Education Initiatives for NCLD. She comes to this work after more than a decade of building programs to address and support educators in reaching full equity and opportunity in schools.

Most recently, Lindsay served as the Managing Director of the Leverage Leadership Institute for the Relay Graduate School of Education where she helped design and launch a program for top principals and superintendents across the country to diversify proof points and create a larger bench of leaders who can develop others to drive strong instruction. Prior to this, she designed and helped launch the National Principals Academy Fellowship for Relay, a program that began with 100 principals and has since grown to serve close to 500 superintendents, principals, vice principals and teacher leaders.

As an independent consultant, Lindsay worked with a variety of large urban districts, charter networks and education organizations to tackle human capital challenges focused on learning and development. Through this work, she had the privilege to support organizations such as Newark Public Schools, Hawaii Department of Education, Acelero Learning, Achievement First, and the Holdsworth Institute. In her previous role as Senior Director of Human Capital for Uncommon Schools, she built a new team to help grow the organization from 5 schools to what is now 52 schools. In this role, she built a strategic professional development plan for organizational content development and development programs ranging from master teachers to leaders.

She is a graduate of the Broad Residency in Urban Education, a two- year management development program that trains graduates of business, public policy, and law schools for leadership positions in school districts. She previously worked as a management consultant for Capgemini (Ernst & Young) and was on the founding team for the School Evaluation Services tool for Standard and Poors. Lindsay received her bachelor’s degree in Communication from Cornell University and a masters in business administration from Columbia Business School with a concentration in social enterprise.

As a parent of the 1 in 5 and a leader of the Princeton Public Schools Special Education parent organization, she comes to this work with a strong belief in the value of partnership, advocacy, and support for parents, educators and students.

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NCLD Celebrates the 1 in 5 at Annual Benefit Dinner

On Monday, March 5th, NCLD brought together 450 friends and supporters for its Annual Benefit Dinner at New York City’s Cipriani 42nd Street. The evening celebrated the 1 in 5 people with learning and attention issues, reducing stigma and lifting up the voices of the young people, parents and educators who NCLD serves each day. … Continue reading NCLD Celebrates the 1 in 5 at Annual Benefit Dinner

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