Shawn V. Branch

Executive Assistant to Garth Harries, The Connecticut Project

Shawn V. Branch is an Executive Assistant primarily focusing on assisting Garth with scheduling; reviewing, prioritizing, and responding to emails; organizing documents; maintaining records; and any other tasks to help Garth and the team perform their job effectively. Shawn is from Baltimore, Maryland and currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia.

In 2007, after 20 years of growing the top brands in the fashion retail space, Shawn made the transition to the education sector and became the executive assistant to then-Chancellor for the District of Columbia Public Schools, Michelle Rhee. In 2011, Shawn relocated to Sacramento, CA with Michelle Rhee to start StudentsFirst, a bi-partisan national advocacy organization working to put the laws and policies in place to ensure every child receives a high-quality education. After a few years with StudentsFirst, Shawn relocated to Los Angeles, CA in 2014 where he was the Director of Operations for Insight Education Group for three years.

Why do you do the work?

Since starting in K-12 in 2007 I have become inspired by watching students learn. I also love working behind the scenes to help top level executives and independent consultants use their time more wisely and maximize their work and impact.

Professional Background