Bryan C. Hassel
Public Impact Co-Director

Bryan Hassel is co-director of Public Impact. He consults nationally with leading public agencies, nonprofit organizations and foundations working for dramatic improvements in K-12 education. He is a recognized expert on charter schools, school turnarounds, education entrepreneurship, and teacher and leader policy. Hassel has also served as a consultant to leading efforts to create high-quality charter school systems, including the charter school office of the mayor of Indianapolis, and, more recently, Rhode Island’s creation of a network of mayor-led charter schools.

He also authored the Brookings Institution Press book “The Charter School Challenge: Avoiding the Pitfalls, Fulfilling the Promise” and co-edited the Brookings volume “Learning from School Choice.” Hassel received his Ph.D. in public policy from Harvard University and his master’s degree in politics from Oxford University, which he attended as a Rhodes Scholar. He earned his B.A. at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, which he attended as a Morehead Scholar.