Elisabeth Heid

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Elisabeth is currently Director of School Turnaround, a joint program of the Robert Bosch Foundation and the Berlin Senate Department for Education (SenBJW) aimed at improving performance, management and instruction in high-needs schools. 

Elisabeth was a research associate with the Global Public Policy Institute from 2005 to 2006. At GPPi, she was a case study author for the Seed Initiative Report Partnerships for Sustainable Development: On the Road to Implementation (2006) and for the GPPi/​Global Compact study Business UNusual. Facilitating United Nations Reform Through Partnerships (2005).

From 2007 to 2011, Elisabeth was a founder and Co-Director of Teach First Deutschland, an educational startup. She has also worked for the Social Democratic Party of Germany in Berlin and the World Bank Group in Washington, DC. Elisabeth holds a Master of Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School, where she was a McCloy scholar, and a Master of International Relations from the Free University Berlin. Her studies were supported through the German National Merit Foundation (Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes).