Sharon Greenberg is a quality improvement advisor and a literacy and education consultant. At Carnegie she has consulted in these capacities on many projects including the Tennessee Early Literacy Network (TELN), and an improvement effort with Reading Recovery. Some of Greenberg’s other clients include Grade Level Reading, Room to Read, Amplify, Bellwether Education Partners, the Literacy Collaborative at Lesley University and the School of Education at Mills College.
Greenberg started her career as a high school English teacher in the Chicago Public Schools. She is a founder of the Center for School Improvement at the University of Chicago, the Consortium on Chicago School Research, the North Kenwood Oakland Charter School, and the Urban Teacher Education Program. She also served as a cabinet member and literacy consultant to the Chief Academic Officer of the Chicago Public Schools. Greenberg’s research and publications focus on school community politics, urban school reform and development, literacy as a lever for change, and teacher preparation and development. She is also a contributing author of Improvement in Action: Advancing Quality in America’s Schools, and several books focused on Chicago School Reform.
Greenberg has a Ph.D. and M.A. from the University of Chicago, and a B.A. and M.A.T. from Stanford University. She is also a Reading Specialist, and she is one of the first educators certified as an Improvement Advisor by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement.