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Bryan Hassel leads Public Impact s team in developing and advancing path-breaking ideas with his wife Emily A. Hassel, who is also a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network. His team strives to dramatically improve K-12 education, as well as lead public agencies, nonprofit organizations, and foundations in designing and implementing new approaches with transformative potential. Bryan is a recognized expert on teacher and leader policy, charter schools, school turnarounds, and school-system governance. A current focus is the national Opportunity Culture initiative, an effort to help states, districts, and schools adopt new models that extend the reach of excellent teachers and their teams to more students, for more pay, within existing budgets. His work has appeared in Education Next, Education Week, and numerous other publications. He is also the author of The Charter School Challenge: Avoiding the Pitfalls, Fulfilling the Promise. Prior to founding Public Impact, Bryan was involved in community economic development via the Center for Community Self-Help, a nonprofit development bank. Bryan received his Ph.D. in public policy from Harvard University and his master s degree in politics from Oxford University, which he attended as a Rhodes Scholar. He earned his B.A. at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, which he attended as a Morehead Scholar. Bryan is a fellow of the 12th class of the Pahara-Aspen Education Fellowship and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.