Emily Kalejs Qazilbash is a Professor of Practice of Education at Brown University. She most recently served as the Chief Human Capital Officer in the Boston Public Schools (BPS) where she led recruitment, hiring and performance management initiatives that enabled BPS to have an effective teacher in every classroom and an effective leader in every school. After beginning her career as a teacher in Baltimore and Boston, Emily conducted research focused on issues of teacher quality and has worked with a variety of non-profits and government agencies on issues such as educator evaluation, teachers unions, school reform efforts, and Peer Assistance and Review (PAR) programs. Emily earned her masters and doctoral degrees in Administration, Planning, and Social Policy at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and holds a B.A. in Political and Social Thought from the University of Virginia.