Kerri Briggs, Ph.D.


Kerri Briggs is a Principal at Cicero Social Impact and Ed Direction, where she collaborates with schools, districts, foundations, corporations and nonprofits to solve social problems and maximize and measure their impact around the world. Prior to joining Cicero, Kerri was ExxonMobil’s Education Program Officer. In this role, she managed the education grantmaking portfolio for the company and provided policy advice on issues related to teacher quality, especially in science, mathematics, engineering and technology, the Common Core State Standards, and federal policy issues. Formerly, Kerri was Director of Education Reform at the George W. Bush Institute, where she oversaw its education reform interests. Kerri also served as state superintendent of education for Washington, D.C. She was a member of the team that won a federal Race to the Top grant for the city, and was instrumental in one of the nation’s most visible education reform efforts. Kerri earned a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Stephen F. Austin State University. She did her postgraduate work at the University of Southern California, where she earned a Master of Public Policy and, later, a Ph.D. in education with a specialization in policy and organizational studies. Kerri is based in Irving, TX.