Managing Partner of PeopleEd

Margaret Lin

Margaret is a Managing Partner with PeopleEd, specializing in executive searches in education. She brings 24 years of experience in the education sector, focusing on charter schools and authorizing, including nearly 20 years of executive experience. Margaret brings to each search an extensive national network cultivated through more than two decades of advising and working with leading national, state-based and local education organizations across the country, including a variety of charter-authorizing agencies, charter school networks and support organizations, and education foundations.

Margaret co-founded and operated Chicago’s first charter school resource center in 1996. She later co-founded and held various leadership roles with the National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NACSA), including serving as its first executive director and later as its Vice President of Knowledge and senior advisor, and has led her own consultancy in the charter school sector nationally for two decades. She currently serves on the board of directors for the national charter school leadership organization BES, and previously served on the governing boards of West Denver Preparatory Charter School (now STRIVE Preparatory Schools) and the Denver Urban Debate League.¬†Margaret received her B.A. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and J.D. from Stanford Law School.

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