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Audience in Lecture






Board Chair


Monument Academy Public Charter School


Emily Bloomfield is the Board Chair and former CEO and Founder of Monument Academy Public Charter School, the country’s only boarding middle school designed to meet the needs of students who have experienced trauma and struggles in and out of school, particular related to involvement in foster care, homelessness, abuse, neglect, and loss. She is also the Director of Life Groups and Leadership Coaching at The District Church. She is currently pursuing an M.Div degree at Duke Divinity School. She serves as a board member of DC127, a faith based nonprofit that works with families experiencing instability with the goal of ensuring children have stable homes and empowering parents. She is also on the Citizen's Advisory Panel for DC Child and Family Services. Prior to this Emily was a Senior Advisor at When We All Vote, served on the board of the DC Public Charter School Board, and was a Senior Policy advisor for Stand for Children. She transitioned to a career in education when she was first elected to the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District’s Board of Education in 2002, where she twice served as the board president. Before that she worked for internet startups, including at as chief people officer, and at as a product manager. Earlier experience includes having worked in the business unit of the Los Angeles Times, and as an economist for LMC International in the UK. Emily has a BA from the University of Chicago, an MPA from The Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University and an MPhil in economics for Oxford University.

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