Laura Perille


Boston, Massachusetts is a particularly challenging education environment. And Laura Perille is a unique force for equity in education. Today, we are celebrating her achievements and her contribution to UWTSD as part of International Women's Day 2018. 

Laura Perille

Her company, Edvestors, ensures that philanthropic investment makes a difference for the least favoured communities in the Boston Unified School District. Laura has established an international reputation for her leadership through making sure that decisions are rooted in the testing of evidence. 

She has built a unique coalition of public, private and government opinion leaders and decision makers to work in partnership with schools, teachers and their communities.  

Laura has served on a number of civic committees appointed by the Mayor or School Committee in Boston including the External Advisory Committee on School Choice (2012-13) charged with redesigning Boston’s student assignment system; the Education Transition Team for Mayor Martin J. Walsh (2013-14); and the Superintendent Search Committee (2014-15) for Boston Public Schools. In 2016, Laura was presented with the national Arts Education Award from Americans for the Arts (AFTA) and was recently appointed to the Wales Education Commission. Laura’s non-profit management career has focused on meeting the needs of children and families in Boston. Prior to EdVestors, Laura led Perille Consulting Group, and previously served as Director of Education for Crittenton Hastings House, Policy Analyst for Community Catalyst/Families USA, and Director of Programs for the Greater Boston Food Bank. A graduate of Brown University, Laura and her family live in Boston, where her children attended and graduated from the Boston Public Schools.

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