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Xiomara Padamsee

Xiomara Padamsee is a partner with Bellwether Education Partners in the Talent Services and Strategic Advising practices areas. She has over 15 years of experience in education reform and human capital work, with some of her clients including organizations such as Blue Engine, City Year, and Envision Schools Charter Management Organization. Prior experience includes being a manager with Deloitte Consulting’s Human Capital group. Earlier in her career, Padamsee worked for Teach for America as a corps member teaching bilingual elementary school in the South Bronx, as a program director working with Newark, Paterson, and Jersey City school districts, and as a vice president of staffing and organization development.

With Teach for America, she built the organization’s first Human Assets team to shift from an administrative compliance focus to a strategic talent focus. Padamsee graduated from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management where she holds a master’s degree in business administration. She also has a bachelor’s degree in human service studies and U.S. Latino studies from Cornell University. She lives in Pittsburgh with her partner and three-year-old daughter.