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Joe Ferguson serves as the Chief Operating Officer for Mastery Charter Schools. As COO, he oversees school operations, human resources, recruitment, facilities, and technology for the Philadelphia-based charter network. Mastery currently operates 12 schools, serving approximately 6,000 students, and employing 800 people. Prior to Mastery, Mr. Ferguson held leadership positions at the School District of Philadelphia. He was the Chief of Staff to the School Reform Commission, the District's governance body, where he managed day-to-day operations for the Commission, Legal, Auditing, Development, and Inspector General offices. Prior to that role, he served as an Executive Director to both the COO and CEO of Philadelphia's public schools, respectively. As part of his work, he led efforts in facilities management, cost reduction, and large-scale program management. He is also a graduate of the Broad Residency in Urban Education. Before pursuing his professional passion in education, Mr. Ferguson's career began in management consulting. While consulting for American Management Systems and Deloitte Consulting, Mr. Ferguson served on projects focused primarily in financial services and technology sectors. Mr. Ferguson received his MBA from New York University. He also graduated from the University of Pennsylvania's Fisher Program in Management and Technology, earning undergraduate degrees from Penn Engineering and the Wharton School.