Michelle Godard Terrell

Michelle Godard Terrell is an independent consultant who has been working with Public Impact since 1999. She has been involved in extensive research and writing about accountability issues and other charter school topics. She served as coordinator for the Charter Friends National Network's Accountability Initiative, managed a two-year national project on 'Building Excellence in Charter School Authorizing' for the National Association of Charter Schools, and helped to develop the application and accountability processes for charter schools authorized by the Mayor of Indianapolis. Prior to working with Public Impact, she worked as Director of Policy Research at the Public School Forum, an education think tank in North Carolina, as well as in education-related positions at the North Carolina State Department of Public Instruction and Harvard University. She holds a Masters in Public Administration from North Carolina State University and received a B.A. in political science from Guilford College.