Lynn Liao, Chief Program Officer, is responsible for the teams that develop and implement programs to recruit, develop and retain staff. In addition, Lynn leads teams that analyze data in order to improve our schools and that support organizational strategy and cross-functional projects.
Lynn joins Rocketship from The Broad Center for the Management of School Systems where she co-founded and led the growth of The Broad Residency, a national program to attract and support emerging business leaders to join urban school systems. Under her leadership, the program graduated over 200 Residents, 90% who remain in K-12 education. She most recently served as managing director of network services. The goal of network services is to strengthen and leverage the power of the Broad Center’s network of participants and graduates through career services and connecting network members to facilitate knowledge sharing and advance reforms.
Prior to joining The Broad Center, Lynn served as a director at The Broad Foundation and was responsible for the Foundation’s portfolio of investments in district and national principal leadership programs. She also served as the Foundation’s liaison with districts including New York City, San Diego and Philadelphia supporting their work on district redesign and restructuring.
Lynn earned her BA in Political Economy from the University of California, Berkeley and her Master in Education & Master in Business from Stanford University.