Kevin Hesla

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Kevin is the Director of Research and Evaluation at the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools. He joins us from the Colorado League of Charter Schools, where he served as the Director of Research and Strategy. Kevin has a background in finance, economics, data analysis, urban development, and original research. Kevin previously worked at an economic consulting firm and later completed the Education Pioneers Analyst Fellowship. Kevin also previously led the research efforts related to the Charter School Facilities Initiative, which is a national project that aims to encourage public policy and private sector changes leading to a comprehensive, sustainable, and adequate public school facilities system. Kevin completed his bachelor’s degree in Economics and Finance at Claremont McKenna College and later earned his MBA at George Washington University while focusing on Urban and Economic Development. 

Who was your favorite teacher? Ms. Gelbach who was my Kindergarten, 3rd grade, and 4th grade teacher. She always saw my potential no matter how many times I messed up. 

What was your favorite subject in school? Math and later economics 

If you had one free hour each day, how would you use it? I have ambitions of being a better cook.

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Director, Research and Evaluation