Emily Ayscue Hassel

Guest Blogger

Co-Director, Public Impact

Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Emily Ayscue Hassel is co-director of Public Impact. She provides thought leadership and oversight to Public Impact’s work on human capital, organizational transformation, parental choice of schools, and emerging opportunities for dramatic change in pre-K to grade 12 education. Hassel co-authored “The Big U-Turn: How to Bring Schools From the Brink of Doom to Stellar Success for Education Next;” “Improving Teaching Through Pay for Contribution” for the National Governor’s Association; School Restructuring Under No Child Left Behind: What Works When?; and Public Impact’s “Competencies for Turnaround Success Series.”

She led Public Impact’s initial work on school restructuring under No Child Left Behind, addressing both education and cross-sector lessons for chronically failing schools. Other work includes Picky Parent Guide: Choose Your Child’s School with Confidence; “Choosing the Right Preschool” eBook for TheSavvySource.com; and Learning Point Associates’ Professional Development: Learning from the Best, a toolkit for education leaders on designing and implementing effective professional development.

She previously worked for the Hay Group, a leading human resources consulting firm.

Hassel received her juris doctorate and master’s in business administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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Posted June 5, 2015

Yes We Can Have Great Teachers in High-Poverty Schools

Fact or fantasy? A high-poverty, high-need school posts several teacher openings and ends up with far too many candidates. More…

By Bryan Hassel, Emily Ayscue Hassel

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Posted Feb. 23, 2021

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Posted Feb. 22, 2021

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“I am a white ally,” the 30 something-year-old white teacher declared emphatically in the diversity and inclusion professional development session. She snapped her fingers to…

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Posted Feb. 24, 2021

Meet Newark’s Own Amanda Gorman, Seventh Grade Poet Makayla Brown

A month ago, as Amanda Gorman shared her beautiful prose during President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris’ inauguration, students at KIPP Rise Academy in Newark had…

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