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Leadership Team

Laura Lee McGovern

  • Chief of Staff

Laura Lee McGovern is the Chief of Staff for Uncommon Schools. Laura serves as a member of the Executive Team at Uncommon, where she oversees the alumni impact, legal affairs, and strategic initiatives teams and focuses on organizational strategy, effectiveness and leadership. Prior to becoming Chief of Staff, Laura served as founding Chief Operating Officer of Uncommon’s middle and high schools in New York City and founding Co-Director of Operations at Kings Collegiate Charter School. Before joining Uncommon, Laura was the founding Director of Analytics in student enrollment at the New York City Department of Education and was an Engagement Manager at Katzenbach Partners LLC, a management consulting firm.

Laura is a Pahara-Aspen Fellow and a former Education Pioneer. She received her MBA from Harvard Business School, where she was a Baker Scholar and co-leader of the Education Leadership Group. Laura earned her B.A. in Social Studies at Harvard College and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.