Emily Zevely (High) is thrilled to join the St. Louis Public Schools Foundation as the Development Director, starting June 1, 2020. Prior to this role, Emily worked in Washington, DC as the Director of Educator Engagement and Outreach at the Council of Chief State School Officers. In this role she supported states to rethink educator engagement strategies, teacher recognition programs, and teacher leadership initiatives. Specifically, Emily led the National Teacher of the Year Program for 4.5 years, designing the professional learning for 56 State Teachers of the Year annually, and working closely with partners and sponsors to create one of a kind opportunities for teachers.  Emily was also the lead on raising over $1M in philanthropic support annually for these projects, and building relationships with donors.

This move is close to Emily’s heart as she began her career as a Spanish Teacher at Roosevelt High School. She has coached students and adults, designed professional learning sessions, managed state testing and implementation, and data analysis at the school level. Emily has a background in International Relations and holds a Master of Arts in Secondary Education from the University of Missouri – St. Louis. 

In her spare time, Emily is mom to sons, Teddy and Benny, and travels as much as she can. Follow Emily on Twitter @EmilyJHigh or schedule a virtual coffee: ezevely@slpsfoundation.org.


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