Michelle Feist is the Director of the Department of School and Community Services at FHI 360. She has over 20 years of experience supporting systemic change initiatives focused on school reform and youth development. She has provided technical assistance and professional development to hundreds of school, district, tribal and CBO partners. Ms. Feist also manages local and national networks of experts that focus on cross-site learning and sharing in areas such as middle grades reform, high school reform, dropout prevention, reengagement and postsecondary success. Ms. Feist co-authored, Bringing Students Back to the Center: A Resource Guide for Implementing and Enhancing Re-Engagement Centers for Out-of-School Youth, a report for the U.S. Department of Education. She is currently providing technical assistance to Raise DC’s Community Partnership for Postsecondary Attainment. This Lumina-funded project focuses on increasing postsecondary persistence and attainment rates for reengaged youth in the DC area.
Ms. Feist has a master’s degree in public affairs and urban planning from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University.