Eric DeSobe

Eric DeSobe, Great Public Schools Now's Director of Talent, worked at KIPP LA Schools for more than six years, overseeing teacher recruitment efforts and supporting leadership development for emerging leaders. He has also been Program Director for an alternative teaching certification program run by Alliant University, where he helped develop and deliver training curriculum for new teachers. Eric began his education career as a fourth-grade teacher in the Compton Unified School District, where he taught for five years, and was part of the staff at Ralph J. Bunche Elementary, the district's first California Distinguished Award-winning school.

In these positions, Eric learned how critical strong teachers are to a school's success and has devoted his professional life to creating opportunities for educators to thrive at schools with strong, inspirational leaders.