President and Chief Executive Officer
Rebecca Holmes began her education career as a teacher in Denver’s Cole neighborhood, and is a proud alumna of Colorado’s public schools, a graduate of Yale University, and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Prior to joining CEI, Rebecca was the Senior Program Officer for the Gates Family Foundation. She has also served as the Associate Commissioner for Innovation, Choice, and Engagement at the Colorado Department of Education (CDE), and as the CEO of a public charter school network that serves over 90 percent low-income students.
Rebecca also has worked in the private-sector, and brings experience in change management, talent strategies, and organizational design.