Kim Oliver

VP, Policy and Community Coalitions

As the Vice President of Policy and Community Coalitions, Kim Oliver oversees the Community Coalitions and Policy teams in TNTP’s Policy, Engagements, and External Affairs division. She works alongside communities, external organizations, and other stakeholders to drive policy and practice change at the local, state, and national levels for educational success and improved social and economic mobility for all students.

Kim has 25 years of professional experience in both private and public sectors working for large corporations, non-profit businesses, and municipal government. She collaborated with system and local leaders, led the start-up of cross-sector collaboratives, and informed and set policies for education and workforce development. Prior to joining TNTP, Kim served as the Director of the Department of Families, Children, Youth, and Recreation for the City of Hartford (Connecticut) where she set the vision and strategy for the department, with a goal to help children and youth succeed and grow into thriving adults by promoting and providing high-quality programs in early childhood education, youth development, workforce development, and recreation. She also served as Director of Youth Services for Capital Workforce Partners for north central Connecticut, partnering with government, employers, service providers, philanthropy, and other stakeholders to provide young people with learning opportunities in work-based competencies, occupational skills, and work experiences.

Since 2017, Kim has served as Second Vice Chair for the Hartford Public Schools Board of Education. She also serves as the Secretary-Treasurer of the Capital Region Education Council, a legislative-appointed member of Connecticut’s Commission for Women, Children, Seniors, Equity, and Opportunity, and a legislative-appointed member of Connecticut’s Early Childhood Cabinet. Kim holds a BA in Economics from Yale University and an MBA in Marketing and E-commerce from Rensselaer Institute.

Imali Ariyarathne, seventh-grade teacher at Langston Hughes Academy, stands in front of her students while introducing them to the captivating world of science

Imali Ariyarathne, seventh-grade teacher at Langston Hughes Academy, introduces her students to the captivating world of science.

About TNTP

TNTP is the nation’s leading research, policy, and consulting organization dedicated to transforming America’s public education system, so that every generation thrives.

Today, we work side-by-side with educators, system leaders, and communities across 39 states and over 6,000 districts nationwide to reach ambitious goals for student success.

Yet the possibilities we imagine push far beyond the walls of school and the education field alone. We are catalyzing a movement across sectors to create multiple pathways for young people to achieve academic, economic, and social mobility.

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