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BREE DUSSEAULT

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BREE DUSSEAULT

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Practitioner in Residence

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Center on Reinventing Public Education, University of Washington

BIOGRAPHY

Bree Dusseault is executive director of Green Dot Public Schools Washington, a nonprofit network of public charter schools committed to closing systemic opportunity gaps and supporting all students on the path to college. Operating some of the first schools in the Washington State public charter sector, she built partnerships with families, staff, and the community to reinstate a new charter law and launch schools in three cities. Green Dot Washington serves a student population that approaches double the state average for students with disabilities, students of color, and students in poverty with a staff that is four times more diverse than the state average. Schools on average outperformed national absolute performance projections on all state assessments, and students identifying as African American/Black, students with special needs, and English Learners grew nearly twice the rate of national peers.

Prior to Green Dot, Bree served as the director of the Leadership Center at WA Charters, helping school leaders design and build new schools for Washington students. She also served as the executive director of schools for Seattle Public Schools, overseeing its Southeast region of schools, and was a principal in post-Katrina New Orleans. Bree has researched educational practices nationally with the University of Washington’s Center on Reinventing Public Education and started her career as a strategy consultant with the Monitor Group.

Bree serves as the board chair of Teach For America Washington and as a board member of City Year Seattle/King County. She earned her bachelor's degree in economics from Dartmouth College and her master's in education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, where she was also a Reynolds Fellow for Social Entrepreneurship with the Harvard Kennedy School’s Center for Public Leadership.