Director of Special Projects

Director of Special Projects

Ben Ochstein started his career as a Founding Teacher at two KIPP schools opened in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. From there, he continued teaching middle school special education at KIPP DC for several years while training new teachers over the summers through Teach For America and Teach For India. For the past seven years, he has led the talent function at KIPP Bay Area Public Schools, where he built and led a high-performing team, developed a time-tested talent recruitment engine that significantly increased the diversity of teaching staff, and, in close partnership with school leaders, implemented a talent management system that increased internal leadership promotions. Notably, one of his big wins in his last role was being the first external partner to launch a Teacher Residency with Alder GSE!