Rachel Gallardo

Managing DirectorDistrict Programs & Support

Portait photo of Rachel Gallardo, Managing Director

Rachel Gallardo brings over a decade of experience in educational leadership and system development. In her role at Holdsworth, Rachel leads the team that designs and delivers all district programs and leads the team of embedded district support consultants serving districts in years 1-2 of our partnership.

Prior to joining Holdsworth, Rachel served as managing director of program innovation at a non-profit in Chicago, Illinois that serves families on the west and south sides of the city. In this role, she led the creation of a new program model for the organization and restructured the talent development system.

Rachel began her career in education as a science teacher in Charlotte, North Carolina and soon began working in leadership positions for education non-profits in Dallas, Fort Worth, and Chicago. Throughout her tenure, she successfully worked alongside teachers and district leaders to impact student achievement gains, designed and executed high-impact professional development sessions for adult learners, and coached elementary, middle, and high school teachers to help them deliver rigorous instruction.

Rachel holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Texas A&M University. She is a proud product of Texas public schools and is a graduate of New Boston ISD. She enjoys running, making her own musical beats, and spending time with her husband and two daughters.