Jessica de Barros
Jessica is a seasoned education management professional with experience creating and implementing policy at the local, state and national levels. Currently, she directs the Road Map Region Race to the Top District grant, a $40 million investment in seven South King County school districts with the goal of doubling the number of students on track for post-secondary success by 2020.
Previously, Jessica served as Director of Impact for the Partnership for Los Angeles Schools, where she designed and implemented a system to achieve aggressive goals across a turnaround network of 22 schools and 40 home office employees. From 2008 -2011, Jessica served Seattle Public Schools as the Manager of Academic Planning & School Improvement as well as a project director. Prior to joining Seattle Public Schools, she served as a Senior Policy Analyst for the City of Seattle Office of Education and helped reform the City’s 2004 Families and Education Levy. Jessica has experience collaborating with school districts and community-based organizations to achieve organizational goals.
Jessica earned a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Washington’s Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from American University in Washington, DC.
Jeff is an experienced executive and entrepreneur who has built and launched new products and services in industries ranging from PC software to financial services, health care, and K-12 education. Jeff’s most recent venture, Metria Teaching and Learning Technologies, makes applications that help teaching teams collaborate to implement instructional best practices in every classroom every day. Prior to Metria, Jeff co-founded companies in financial services and health care services. He worked for 10 years at Microsoft where his team was instrumental in the launch of multiple versions of Windows, including Windows 95. He began his career at Bain and Company, a leading business strategy consulting firm. He has degrees in Economics and History from the University of Washington, and an MBA from the Wharton Graduate School of Business. Jeff lives in Bellevue with his wife, two daughters, two dogs and four horses.