Joe Ableidinger

Senior Director, North Carolina Safe & Supportive Schools Initiative

Joe is a nationally recognized expert in education innovation, including personalized learning models and emerging technologies in education. Before joining the Public School Forum, Joe spent nearly five years at Public Impact, a leading national education policy and management organization based in Chapel Hill, NC. He led project teams focused on a variety of education issues, including empowering teachers and school leaders through job redesign and strategic uses of technology, charter school quality and accountability, teacher and leader policy, education entrepreneurship, philanthropy in education, and school turnarounds. Before joining Public Impact, Joe taught high school English with the Fulbright Program in Korea and started a family resource center at an underperforming elementary school as an AmeriCorps VISTA member with Communities In Schools of Durham. He received his B.A. with highest honors from Duke University, his master’s degree in public administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, and his law degree with honors from Harvard Law School.

Joe has served as a strategic advisor to schools, philanthropic foundations, government agencies, and education-focused nonprofit organizations. He has authored or co-authored numerous detailed reports, policy briefs, white papers, case studies, and other publications at the intersection of policymaking and practice.

Areas of Expertise: Education Policy and Leadership, Education Entrepreneurship, Online and Blended Learning, Emerging Technologies in Education, Charter School Quality and Accountability, Philanthropy in Education, and School Turnarounds.

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