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Carolyn Davies Lynch, Chief Operating Officer

As Chief Operating Officer of Rocketship Public Schools, Carolyn Davies Lynch leads teams focused on topics including information technology, compliance, student information, school operations, facilities maintenance, nutrition programs, and procurement. Carolyn joined Rocketship in 2011, and prior to her role as COO, she founded Rocketship’s Strategy & Scalability team, working to define organizational strategy, build scalable systems supporting growth, and lead development efforts. She came to Rocketship from The Boston Consulting Group, where she led strategic work for organizations ranging from school districts to public health foundations to multinational corporations. Carolyn is a Pahara-Aspen Fellow, and holds an MBA and a Masters of Education from Stanford, and a BA in Applied Math and Economics from Harvard. Her family drives her passion for the belief that all students deserve the transformative experience of a high-quality education; her mother comes from a long line of educators, and her father was first in his family to attend college. Carolyn lives in San Carlos, California, with her husband Jack and their four rambunctious children: Skye, Sojourner, and twins Hawking and Maverick.

She serves on the board of California’s very first charter school — the San Carlos Charter Learning Center, where her daughters attend.