Maggie Goldstein Cooper

Talent Consultant: MGC Consulting

Maggie Cooper was most recently the Head of Talent and Communications at Caliber Schools, a Bay Area public charter school working towards educational equity. Maggie played a pivotal role in growing the Caliber organization from a staff of 40 to 165 in order to serve over 1,500 students. Maggie spearheaded the development of Caliber’s values, graduate pillars and equity statement to bring a refined clarity and vision to the organization.  Maggie led all recruiting and hiring, and focused on organizational strategy, teacher sustainability, partnerships, and Communications (annual reports, website, social media, newsletters, and donor communications).

Prior to working at Caliber, Maggie was consulting for several educational organizations such as Open IDEO, Leadership + Design, and KIPP Bay Area Schools.  The bulk of Maggie’s early career in education was with KIPP Public Charter Schools in Washington D.C. and San Francisco. Maggie joined KIPP through the Capital Teaching Residency (CTR) program and then shifted to lead teaching 5th and 6th grade reading. Maggie continued as a middle school reading teacher for 3 years at KIPP DC: AIM Academy after which she moved back to her hometown in the Bay Area. Maggie was on the founding team of KIPP SF: College Prep where she taught 9th grade English Literature and was the grade level lead. She was also selected for the 2014-2015 KIPP School Leadership Program (KSLP) and led her school’s Family Association.

Maggie graduated from Dartmouth College with a BA in psychology and minor in Education Policy. Maggie is a Bay Area native and worked in the Bay from 2013-2019. In the summer of 2019 Maggie moved to Colorado with her husband Brandon and daughters Ayla and Hannah. In CO she has launched her consulting work partnering with several different mission driven organizations and schools in the Western US focusing on talent, HR and organizational health. Additionally, she is leading HR for a small real estate firm based in Aspen and loving her first exposure and experience in the private sector.

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