Reshma Singh is an education advocate and independent consultant. Reshma most recently launched and served as the founding executive director of the Partnership for Educational Justice (PEJ). At PEJ, she led and oversaw the organization’s first campaign, Wright v. N.Y., a lawsuit filed by nine families that challenges New York’s teacher tenure, teacher dismissal and layoff policies. Wright v. N.Y. has successfully survived a motion to dismiss.
Previously, Reshma was the vice president of external relations for Achievement First, a nonprofit charter management organization. In that capacity, she managed authorizer relations, governance, student recruitment, advocacy and parent engagement for Achievement First’s growing network of public charter schools in Connecticut, New York and Rhode Island. Reshma also led Achievement First’s expansion efforts, securing approval to open the organization's first schools in Rhode Island. She began her career in education at Teach For America, where she worked from 2001-2009, serving as vice president of development operations and development director for Teach For America’s New York City region.
Reshma holds an M.P.A. from New York University’s Wagner School of Public Service and a bachelor’s degree in urban studies and political science from Rutgers College. She is also an alumna of The Broad Residency in Urban Education.