Joy Coates

Director, Board Governance

As Director of Board Governance, Joy Coates supports BES Fellows in the recruitment and development of highly effective founding Boards of Directors/Trustees. She executes on our core belief that high-performing schools need strong leadership at both management and governance levels to drive strong student achievement and provide sound financial oversight. Prior to joining BES, Joy worked at Jobs For the Future’s Early College Designs in Denver and South Texas as Senior Program Manager. She has managed several research projects documenting outcomes for early college students and provided technical assistance in data use, strategic planning, and organizational systems development for a portfolio of over 60 schools.