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Postsecondary Access & Completion Change Network Lead

DC Public Schools
Director, College Preparedness Programs

Kimberly Hanauer manages the multitude of offerings within the College Preparedness portfolio at DC Public Schools – including College Partnerships, Dual Enrollment, SAT Administration, SAT Test Prep, Naviance, FAFSA completion, and early college & career awareness, which begins in middle school. In addition to programmatic management, Kimberly is partnering closely with the Data and Strategy team to build a robust set of college preparedness metrics and track data on college enrollment, persistence, and completion. 

Kimberly also serves as the Founder of UnlockED, an education consulting firm specializing in supporting education leaders in developing student-centered and data-driven strategies to improve rates of college enrollment and completion.

Kimberly came to DCPS from the KIPP Foundation, where she was the Director of College & Career Preparedness. Prior to KIPP, she spent eight years at Duke University serving her alma mater where she has earned two degrees – BA in Economics and MA in Liberal Studies, masters project “Examining the Role of Public-Private Partnerships in K-12 Career Readiness."