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Ira Rigaud

Associate Director of Implementation

Ira is the Associate Director of Implementation for Assessment for Good based in Oak Park, IL. As a former teacher, he is grateful for the opportunity to work with schools and communities to help them find ways to better serve their students. Prior to joining AFG, he was a Partners Success Director with Ellevation, a company that built software to serve English Learners throughout the country. He also co-led an elementary school as the Director of Operations at North Star Academy in Newark, NJ. He taught for eight years, most recently as a founding teacher at Ocean Hill Collegiate Charter School in Brooklyn, NY, part of the Uncommon Schools network. He was a 2004 Teach for America Corps Member in the Bronx, and also worked for TFA training and developing new teachers as a curriculum specialist at TFA’s Summer Institute. Ira speaks Haitian Creole and received his Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University, and an MBA from the University of Michigan- Ann Arbor.

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