Focused on his students’ college graduation, Brian Pawloski enters The Fellowship with a fierce determination to provide a superior education to disadvantaged urban children in Buffalo, NY.

Brian’s mission to be an innovator and change agent for educational inequity began during his undergraduate years, when he led Teamwork for Tomorrow, a literacy initiative for impoverished local children. This work had a deep and lasting impact on Brian and encouraged him to pursue a life of service, beginning as a classroom teacher through the University of Notre Dame’s Alliance for Catholic Education. Brian then joined Teach For America staff as a Program Director, supporting and coaching first and second year teachers.

Most recently, Brian worked at the Oracle Charter School in Buffalo, NY, where he assumed a number of roles including Chief Information Officer and Dean of Students. In each role, his primary objective was to act as the voice for his students and school. He created clear and fair evaluation systems, built a restorative justice-based data tracking system to promote desired student habits, and increased student exposure to careers through partnerships with local businesses.

Brian holds a B.A. in American Studies and an M.Ed. in Elementary and Secondary Education and Teaching from the University of Notre Dame.