Rebeca Shackleford

Rebeca Shackleford headshotRebeca Shackleford, Analyst of Federal Policy and Advocacy, KIPP Foundation

Rebeca Shackleford works with the KIPP Foundation as their analyst of federal policy and advocacy where she works to advance their federal facing work with Congress, coalition members and national partners.

Rebeca Shackleford joined the KIPP Foundation after working at UnidosUS where she began as an Education Policy Analyst before transitioning to the role of Manager of Data and Impact. In that capacity, she led the Education and Workforce teams’ efforts to embed high-quality data into their work and support their affiliates in using data for fundraising and in their state legislatures.

Rebeca previously served as the founding Head of School at a bilingual Montessori school in DC after years of instructional and school leadership experience in DC’s traditional and charter schools. She is active in DC’s local education advocacy groups and has served on the state superintendent’s Title III advisory committee as well as the boards of several local nonprofits serving students in Wards 5, 7 and 8.

Rebeca has a Masters’ degree in Education Policy from the George Washington University. She also holds a Masters’ degree in Primary Montessori Education from Centro de Entrenamiento Montessori Sierra Madre and a Bachelor’s degree in Child Development from Fort Hays State University.

Rebeca was born in Santiago, Dominican Republic and was raised in Buffalo, New York. She now lives in Northeast DC with her partner, two children and their puppy.