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Thaly Germain founded Equity Partners in November of 2016. As chief executive officer, she oversees program strategy, development, and implementation. Most recently, Thaly served as executive director of the Lynch Leadership Academy where she built an innovative program focused on building the capacity of school leaders across the state of Massachusetts. Immediately prior she was the executive director of aligned staff at New Leaders. In this capacity, she co-led New Leaders’ program redesign, through which she had the distinctive experience of recreating the organization’s recruitment, selection, training, and principal support programs for implementation across 10 partner cities. Additionally, Thaly served as New Leaders’ national director of charter school strategy.
Thaly gained much of her experience and knowledge while serving as a principal and assistant principal in Washington, DC, and in teaching history in both New York and Washington, DC. While a DC charter school leader, Thaly’s school received the Effective Practice Incentive Community (EPIC) “Silver Gain” award. During her tenure, her school achieved 40-point gains in reading and math.
Thaly received a master’s degree in education from Trinity University and a master’s degree in administration from Fordham University. She earned her bachelor of arts in anthropology at Bryn Mawr College.