Rachel Skerritt is a Chief Strategy Officer at Attuned Education Partners. She has over 15 years of educational leadership experience with an extensive history of responsive, mission-driven engagement across diverse school and district contexts.
Prior to joining Attuned, Rachel served for five years as Head of School at Boston Latin School (BLS), the nation’s first public school and the #1 ranked public high school in Massachusetts. There, she led a community of 2,400 students and 200 staff through seismic shifts in teaching and learning due to the global pandemic, and she served on a task force appointed by the Boston School Committee to restructure the admissions policy for the city’s three exam schools in service of greater racial, geographic, and socio-economic equity. Rachel assumed leadership of BLS after her role as Deputy Chief of Leadership Development for DC Public Schools, designing professional learning for the system’s principals and amplifying the district’s residency for aspiring administrators.
Previously, she successfully led Eastern Senior High School through federal turnaround status, implementing the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme and raising the school’s graduation rate to among the highest in the district. Before her move to Washington, DC, Rachel was Chief of Staff for Boston Public Schools (BPS), where she co-authored the district’s strategic plan, steered the Superintendent’s executive team, and served as the primary BPS point of contact for the Mayor’s office and School Committee. She assumed the Chief of Staff position after her first school principalship at Another Course to College, a small pilot high school in Boston.
Rachel began her career as an English teacher, imparting her love of literature and writing to seventh, tenth, and twelfth graders. She holds a BA in English and a Masters in Secondary Education from the University of Pennsylvania, a Masters in Education Administration from the University of Massachusetts Boston, and a Masters in Leadership from McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University.