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Brandy is a partner at Rethinc where she holds the intersection of conscious awareness, rigorous work, and genuine leadership, partnering with organizations who seek to match impact with internal integrity.

Brandy has been an institutional and organizational leader, driving excellence in school districts, non profits, and tech. She leads academics and research for Reading Reimagined (a tech solution for reading fluency and comprehension for all students particularly Black, Latino, and Native American students as well as those experiencing poverty) and was most recently the Executive Director of Curriculum and Instruction in a large urban school district, serving over 141,000 students each year. For over 24 years, Brandy’s passion has been to eradicate injustice and racism. Her work is grounded in race studies, equity, executive leadership, standards-aligned instruction, teacher preparation, and equity-based coaching. She has supported clients across the country, from California and Colorado, to Florida and Massachusetts. Brandy started her career in Bronx, NY as a middle school math teacher before serving as a school leader, executive coach, and district executive. Brandy holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Mathematics from Salem College, a Masters in School Administration from the University of North Carolina-Greensboro, and a Doctorate of Education from North Carolina State University. She enjoys spending time with her husband, family, friends and her dog in her North Carolina home, which sits on the land of the Catawba Indian Nation.

Dr. Brandy Nelson



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