Sally Bachofer

By Scott Noon

Executive Director for Strategic Business Development at ISA.


Sally prioritizes establishing and expanding access to, and opportunity for, strong education options for all students and families. She has focused her service and philanthropic commitments to organizations that put the needs of kids and families first. Sally has created pathways for student, school and system success in both public education systems and national education focused non-profits. In her public service leadership positions in the New York State Education Department and the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, she combined new education law and public policy opportunities with federal and state education investments to support teachers, teacher leaders, and school systems to improve student academic outcomes.

Sally has served as the Senior Advisor and Vice President at City Year, Inc., and worked with Expeditionary Learning Schools. In the 2017-2018 school year, she was Interim Executive Director and Superintendent of Schools of City on a Hill Charter Public Schools, providing strategic direction and oversight of three stand-alone public high schools as well as the associated friends-of Foundation. Sally started her career in public education with the San Diego Unified School District.

Sally holds an AB from Bryn Mawr College, and an Ed.M. in Administration, Planning and Social Policy from the Harvard University Graduate School of Education. She is a member of the fourth class of Aspen – Pahara Education Fellows, and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.