Team Member

Keith Dysarz

Keith Dysarz

Director of P-12 Practice

As the Director of P-12 Practice, Keith works to ensure that lessons from classrooms, schools, and districts inform Ed Trust advocacy and its policy development process.

Prior to joining The Education Trust, Keith worked for 13 years in various academic roles throughout the Baltimore City Public Schools district, most recently as the special assistant for the chief academic officer. In this role, he worked to help manage, monitor, and support the academic efforts of Baltimore City Schools. He also spent two years as the director of teacher effectiveness and Common Core implementation, where he oversaw the development and training on the qualitative standards that defined excellence in teaching for the district, in addition to coordinating Baltimore City School’s transition to the Common Core State Standards. Keith’s prior work was as the coordinator of curriculum and assessments, where he led the advancement of the district’s benchmark assessment and curriculum development programs. He began his career in Baltimore as an elementary mathematics teacher, a position he held after coming to the district as a Teach for America corps member.

A native of Michigan, Keith holds a master’s degree in teaching from Johns Hopkins University, and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Michigan.

Superpower/Secret Talent

I’m somewhat of a dog whisperer…

Favorite Sports Team

University of Michigan football – GO BLUE!

 What drew you to education?

Both my parents were middle school teachers, so growing up I was fortunate to be surrounded by high educational expectations and outcomes.   But for me, the draw to education was always around equity – around working to ensure that all kids receive the educational opportunities that they deserve, irrespective of the racial or class biases that pervade our national narrative.

 

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