Shayne Spalten

Director, Education, Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation

Shayne Spalten supports the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation’s efforts to improve K–12 education across the United States, with a focus on teacher preparation. Prior to joining the Schusterman Foundation, Shayne served as the Chief Human Resources Officer for the Denver Public Schools, where she was responsible for the creation of the Denver Teacher Residency and Lead in Denver Residency programs, the creation of nationally recognized systems for feedback and growth, development of innovative career pathways for teachers and school leaders, and implementation of the groundbreaking ProComp compensation system for teachers. Shayne is a graduate of Stanford University and the Harvard Law School. Before joining DPS, Shayne practiced law with the University of Colorado and with firms in Washington, DC, and Denver. She studied higher education reform in eastern Germany as a J. William Fulbright Scholar and has taught education law and policy at Harvard University and the University of Denver.