Kelly McMahon

Senior Associate, Evidence and Improvement Lab

Kelly McMahon
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Kelly McMahon is senior associate of the Evidence and Improvement Lab team at the Carnegie Foundation. Committed to the relentless pursuit of educational justice and broadening access to rigorous, empowering education for all students, Kelly is a skilled facilitator, coach, and researcher of networked improvement. She leads and contributes to projects that are growing the field of educational improvers and building improvement infrastructures to make progress on national challenges. Kelly is drawn to working with creative, curious, collaborative, and tenacious individuals and organizations.   

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, research briefs, and blogs. 

Kelly earned a doctorate (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.