Kelly McMahon

Senior Associate, Evidence & Analytics; Director, GRAD Partnership

Kelly McMahon
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Kelly currently serves as director of The GRAD Partnership for Student Success, a national coalition of organizations that is seeking to scale high-quality student success systems and increasing the number of underrepresented students who graduate high school prepared to succeed in post-secondary. She also serves as senior associate; in this role, she coaches, facilitates, and provides research support in the areas of networked improvement science and hub capabilities.

Prior to joining Carnegie, Kelly served as a district policy researcher at Northwestern University and teacher-educator focusing on educational foundations at the University of Michigan. Her work has been presented at professional conferences and published in academic journals and research briefs. Kelly earned a Ph.D. in educational administration and policy from the University of Michigan. She began her career teaching high school English at Stuyvesant High School in New York City.