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Emily Bloomfield is the chief executive officer and co-founder of Monument Academy Public Charter School, the country's only boarding middle school focused on the unique needs of children who have been involved in the foster care system. The school is in its third year of operation and plans to expand to high school. Prior to this Emily served on the board of the DC Public Charter School Board, and was a senior policy advisor for Stand for Children. She transitioned to a career in education when she was first elected to the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District's Board of Education in 2002, where she twice served as the board president. Before that, Emily worked for internet startups, including at Carparts.com as chief people officer, and at CitySearch.com as a product manager. Earlier experience includes having worked in the business unit of the Los Angeles Times, and as an economist for LMC International in the UK. Emily serves as a member of the Georgetown Mental Health Advisory Board. She is married to Byron Auguste, with whom she has three children. Emily has a BA from the University of Chicago, an MPA from The Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University and an MPhil in economics for Oxford University. She is a Fellow of the 19th class of the Pahara-Aspen Education Fellowship and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.