Lyria Boast
Senior Consultant


  • Accountability
  • Charter schools
  • Data and statistics
  • Education reform
  • School reform
  • Teacher quality

Lyria Boast, a senior consultant at Public Impact, is the analytics team coordinator and serves on the firmwide management team. Boast leads Public Impact’s work to improve charter school authorizers’ academic performance frameworks and to develop a national database of authorizers and their schools. She has also contributed to projects on post-Katrina education reform in New Orleans, extending the reach of excellent teachers, and evaluating school turnarounds. Boast has been a research assistant in epidemiology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a research analyst at Abt Associates, where she conducted large survey research projects under contract for the federal government. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English and economics from Wellesley College.