Program Profiles
Nicole Wais

Education
B.A., Yale University, History
M.A., Standford University, Education
M.B.A., Standford University, Business Administration

Residency Information


Resident Functional Area
Human Capital
Resident Organization
Alpha Public Schools
Resident Title
Director of Talent

Pre-Program Information


Previous Functional Area
General Management/Strategy
Previous Organization
The Boston Consulting Group

The Broad Residency 2018-2020


In my first year of teaching, my first-grade students taught me a great deal about what is possible. I had the unique opportunity to teach them, fight for them and love them. Because of my students, working to make excellent education a reality for all kids has become a moral imperative for me.

Nicole Wais is the director of talent at Alpha Public Schools in San Jose, California, where she is responsible for developing and implementing strategy for teacher and school leader recruitment, retention, evaluation, and compensation. Before joining The Broad Residency, Nicole was a project leader with The Boston Consulting Group, focusing her work within the firm’s People and Organizations Practice. Nicole started her career as a first-grade teacher and Teach For America corps member in Fulton County Schools in Georgia, where she was honored as Teacher of the Year at Hamilton E. Holmes Elementary School in 2008-09. She has also led academic performance management for DC Prep, the top-performing charter management organization in the nation’s capital. Nicole earned a bachelor’s degree in history from Yale University, as well as master’s degrees in business administration and a master’s degree in education from Stanford University.

Education
B.A., Yale University, History
M.A., Standford University, Education
M.B.A., Standford University, Business Administration

Residency Information


Resident Functional Area
Human Capital
Resident Organization
Alpha Public Schools
Resident Title
Director of Talent

Pre-Program Information


Previous Functional Area
General Management/Strategy
Previous Organization
The Boston Consulting Group