As a Senior Program Associate, Faith Burtamekh helps build the capacity of state, district, and school leaders and teachers to develop effective family-school partnerships that result in improved student outcomes. At the heart of this work is the pursuit of excellence and equity. Her areas of expertise are school leadership development, coaching, content development, and systems development. Burtamekh is a leading expert in school improvement and high-impact family engagement.
As a seasoned trainer and coach, Burtamekh is responsible for providing training, technical assistance, and coaching focused on building the capacity of school district administrators, school leaders, and teachers to implement high-impact family engagement practices. Burtamekh is currently responsible for managing all aspects of high-profile projects and serves as a project lead working collaboratively with colleagues in changing the system for how schools work collaboratively with families.
Previously, as an administrator for a K–8 elementary school, she oversaw more than 60 employees and 500 students. And she researched, developed, and implemented schoolwide systems that supported student growth and achievement and resulted in an “A” school label.
Burtamekh is the author of Building Capacity for Effective Family Engagement Focused on Student Learning, from Leadership for Educational Achievement Foundation, Inc. (LEAF). She was also a keynote speaker at the Innovation and Implementation II Conference in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.
Burtamekh has an MEd in education leadership from Northern Arizona University and BA in liberal studies from San Francisco State University.