Hayin Kimner

Hayin Kimner

Hayin Kimner is a nonresident fellow in the Center for Universal Education at the Brookings Institution, the managing director for the CA Community Schools Learning Exchange, and a senior policy and research fellow for Policy Analysis for California Education.

Kimner’s research interests focus on education policy, collective impact strategies, equitable and meaningful engagement, continuous improvement, and community schools implementation. Her work seeks to elevate the expertise and voices of students, caregivers, and practitioners to inform and guide decisionmakers at local, state, and national levels.

She previously worked as a senior program director for The Opportunity Institute, and led the development of districtwide community school strategies in San Francisco and Emery Unified School Districts. She received her B.A. from Amherst College and a Ph.D. from Stanford University.

  • Current Positions

    • Managing Director, CA Community Schools Learning Exchange (CSLX)
    • Senior Policy and Research Fellow, Policy Analysis for California Education (PACE)
    • Independent Research and Policy Advisor
  • Past Positions

    • Interim Executive Director, Parents for Public Schools – San Francisco (2020-2021)
    • Senior Program Director, PreK-12 State and Local Networks, Opportunity Institute (2015-2019)
    • Director of Community Schools, San Francisco Unified School District (2012-2015)
    • Director of Community & Youth Engagement, Emery Unified School District (2010-2012)
  • Education

    • Ph.D. in Education, Administration and Policy Analysis, Stanford University (2010)
    • B.A. in Sociology, Amherst College (1999)
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