RACHELE DIMEGLIO ADAM
Rachele DiMeglio Adam is the Senior Managing Director, Talent Innovation at New Paradigm For Education (NPFE), a nationally recognized charter management organization headquartered in Detroit In her role, Rachele develops a network-wide strategic vision and annual goals for all Talent and Staff Engagement efforts, manages annual reviews and contract processes for all staff and leads the full cycle recruitment process for all open roles. She serves as a strategic advisor, functional expert, and thought partner to C-level team members regarding network-level strategies and issues, including expansion, the development of new roles and staffing structures, succession planning, leadership development, employee culture and retention, policies and procedures, systems, and strategic partnerships. Rachele also managed the application, design and launch of a first-of-its-kind Michigan Department of Education approved alternative certification program designed to increase and diversify the teacher talent pipeline in the state of Michigan.
Prior to joining the NPFE team Rachele served as a founding senior leader at Teach For America – Detroit, where she worked for nearly 10 years, serving most recently as Chief of Staff.
Rachele began her professional career as a Teach For America Bay Area corps member in 2004, where she taught 8th grade and 4th grade in San Jose, California. After teaching, she returned to her home state of Michigan to pursue graduate studies in Educational Policy from her undergraduate alma mater Michigan State University. While at MSU, her work focused on racial achievement gaps in both urban and suburban schools, efforts to prepare teachers to work in urban settings, and the cultural mismatches that often exist between students and their teachers. She also taught undergraduate coursework on human diversity and the implications for classroom teachers, as well as qualitative research methods. Additionally, Rachele worked as a graduate intern for the Michigan Department of Education supporting changes to the teacher licensure levels and teacher preparation guidelines.
Rachele served as the founding board secretary for Southwest Detroit Lighthouse Charter Academy and previously sat on the Excellent Educators Advisory Group for the Michigan Department of Education.
Rachele DiMeglio ADAM