Monique Carruthers began her career in education as a teacher in Atlanta Public Schools. She taught all academic subjects to accelerated, early intervention program students and English language learners, and was the Faculty Advisor for incoming TFA Corps Members. She went on to be the Curriculum Coordinator at Georgia Cyber Academy before becoming Assistant Principal of KIPP Jacksonville VOICE Elementary. Monique also completed a yearlong residency as Principal Intern in Fulton County Schools and Atlanta Heights Charter School. Most recently, she was the Executive Director for the Innovation Fund Foundation at the Georgia Governor’s Office of Student Achievement (GOSA). In that role, she directed the foundation’s administration, operations, and strategic planning to fund innovative partnerships across the state to improve student achievement. She has served in a variety of other roles at GOSA since 2015, including as Development and Adult Learning Facilitator and as Language and Literacy Specialist.
“I didn’t know I would stay in education for more than 15 years – I just wanted to give back. Yet 15 years later, I am still an educator with a passion to design, found, and lead a school that will serve all students and help them develop the skills to be lifelong learners who will explore and seize opportunities to impact the global community.”
Monique will apply her more than 15 years of experience in education and management and her deep commitment to the students of Atlanta when she founds and leads a new school for Atlanta students through the BES Fellowship. Monique received her Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the University of California San Diego and a Master’s in Educational Leadership from Lehigh University.