Lindsay Kruse


Lindsay Kruse is an experienced strategic planner, program designer, and project manager in human capital and school leadership for K-12 education organizations. Lindsay helped design and launch the National Principals Academy Fellowship and the Leverage Leadership Institute at the Relay Graduate School of Education – programs that serve over 400 traditional district and charter school principals and principal supervisors per year.

Prior to her work at Relay GSE, Lindsay worked with Newark Public Schools to design and implement competency-based principal selection and development and helped the Hawaii Department of Education develop and refine an internal Leadership Institute.  She was on the founding team of Uncommon Schools, an organization that starts and manages 49 urban charter public schools that close the achievement gap and prepare low-income students to graduate from college. At Uncommon Schools, Lindsay was senior director of human capital and was responsible for leading all leadership development, organizational learning and human resources for the organization.

She is a graduate of the Broad Residency in Urban Education and previously worked as a management consultant for Capgemini/Ernst & Young. Lindsay received her bachelor’s degree from Cornell University and an MBA from Columbia Business School with a concentration in social enterprise.