David Bramlett currently serves as a Senior Director for America Achieves, where he provides strategic leadership on educator networks and regional efforts to develop effective pathways to good jobs.  During the course of his career, David has worked in schools as a teacher and school leader and invested his time and energy in education philanthropy and public policy.  Prior to his work at America Achieves, David was the K12 Education Program Director at the Kern Family Foundation leading the foundation’s national portfolio of investments focused on school leadership and international competitiveness.  David also previously led a school turnaround effort as principal of HOPE Christian School: Fortis in Milwaukee, WI and started a teacher training program with the Jubilee Centre in Ndola, Zambia.  He began his career as a kindergarten teacher at District Heights Elementary School in District Heights, MD.  He is also a co-founder and board member of the Shade Partnership Fund, a philanthropic group focused on creating sustainable change in the education and child trafficking sectors.  David earned a M.P.P. focused on social policy from Duke University, a M.Ed. in curriculum and instruction from George Mason University, and a BA from Wheaton College (IL). He lives in St. Louis and is married to an educator.