Caroline Damon

Program Officer

Caroline is the Program Officer for Educational Leadership and Innovation. She manages the Foundation’s Teachers & Leaders grants, supporting West Contra Costa schools to recruit, develop, and retain their talented educators. Caroline joined the Chamberlin Family Foundation in 2015 with over a decade of experience in urban education.

Caroline’s worldview is firmly grounded in her experience as a traditionally prepared public school teacher in the Bronx, where she worked alongside extraordinarily creative and resilient students, families, and teachers. She later served as Director of External Engagement for the California region of Citizen Schools, a national education nonprofit.

Caroline holds an MA from the Stanford Graduate School of Education in the Policy, Organization and Leadership Studies (POLS) program, a BA in English from Connecticut College, and a secondary teaching credential. In her spare time, she is a passionate yogi and volunteers with the WriterCoach Connection, working one-on-one with Kennedy High School students to improve their writing. Caroline is also a volunteer with the Prison University Project, teaching a college-level English course to inmates at San Quentin State Prison.

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