Rebecca Sibilia launched EdBuild in June of 2014. Prior to starting EdBuild, Rebecca served as the chief operating officer and vice president for fiscal strategy at StudentsFirst. In her fiscal strategy role, she led a team in analyzing per-pupil funding levels and state funding mechanisms that ensure “equity” and “adequacy” considerations. Her team also studied and made recommendations to state and district officials on directed reforms to support more innovative use of resources across the public education spectrum, including revamping teacher salary schedules.
Prior to her work at StudentsFirst, she served as the chief financial officer for the D.C. Office of the State Superintendent of Education, where she oversaw the investment of more than $1 billion in local, state and federal student funding and the calculation of per-student funding based on state policy priorities. In this role she also oversaw the financial management of the charter facilities financing office for the state. In prior roles, she created congressionally funded education programs for public, charter, and voucher programs; held state and local education policy roles; and developed venture philanthropy programs to serve low-income students in accessing quality education in appropriate settings.
Rebecca holds a bachelors degree in political science and an honorary fellowship in american government from the University of South Carolina.