Team Member

Sally Mayes

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Sally Mayes

Chief of Staff

Sally supports the implementation of The Education Trust–New York’s strategic plan, leads project management for the team, and oversees internal operations. She also supports the organization’s development and advancement work.

Prior to joining Ed Trust–NY, Sally worked at Leadership for Educational Equity (LEE) where she led the organization’s Community Organizing Career Leadership team. Before joining LEE, Sally worked at America Achieves and on education policy in the Capitol Hill office of U.S. Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO).

A native of Colorado, Sally graduated from the University of Colorado-Boulder where she majored in history and political science.

Favorite Sports Team

I really love following the women and men’s professional tennis tours.

What drew you to education?

My parents both spent their careers teaching in public schools. So I grew up seeing firsthand the enormous impact passionate, effective teachers can have.

Why are you passionate about working at Ed Trust?

Our work at Ed Trust–NY allows me to work every day to eliminate the systemic barriers that deny students equitable opportunities to be successful.