ATLANTA—Georgia Charter Schools Association (GCSA) is excited to announce Leslie Gabbianelli as our New Vice President of Finance.
Leslie has twelve years of experience helping to improve school systems nationwide. She began her career in a leadership development program at GlaxoSmithKline before becoming an Education Pioneers fellow in the Development office of Teach For America. Leslie then held various roles with increasing levels of responsibility at The New Teacher Project. While there, she helped over 1600 schools nationwide gather and strategically use instructional culture data, built the internal operations of the business line that she grew more than six-fold, oversaw a major custom technology build, helped a CMO to build a long-term strategic plan, led a human capital diagnostic of a large district, and co-authored Greenhouse Schools in Boston: School Leadership Practices Across a High-Performing Charter Sector.
Leslie was a member of the inaugural Emerging Human Capital Leaders Initiative cohort through the Urban Schools Human Capital Academy before founding the Atlanta office of EdTec and serving as the outsourced Chief Financial Officer for six Georgia charter schools, most in their launch year. She also served as the interim Chief of Staff for Education Pioneers during a recent CEO transition and recently founded her own consulting practice to assist schools on a wide range of financial, operational, development, and human capital challenges.
Leslie holds a BSBA and a BA from Duquesne University and a Master of Public Policy & Management from Carnegie Mellon University.
About Georgia Charter Schools Association
The Georgia Charter Schools Association is a nonprofit membership organization for Georgia’s public charter schools and petitioners. Our mission is to advocate for, foster and support autonomous, high-quality charter public schools throughout Georgia. We believe every child in Georgia should have equal access to a high-quality, transformative public education.