Executive Director Kyle Westbrook, PhD joined EdSystems in July 2023. Most recently, Kyle served as the founding executive director of the Partnership for College Completion. Previously, he served as the executive director of education policy in the Office of Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
Kyle has extensive experience in public education, having spent almost 30 years in public education as a teacher, teacher leader, leadership consultant, and district-level administrator, including five years leading the Office of Magnet, Gifted, and International Baccalaureate programs for Chicago Public Schools. He has also held posts at the University of Chicago Urban Education Institute and teaching positions at Walter Payton College Prep and Lincoln Park High School in Chicago. In addition, he has taught graduate and undergraduate courses in history and the history of education at Southern Illinois University Carbondale and the University of Illinois Chicago, and National Louis University.
Kyle has served on the board of directors for the Woodlawn Children’s Promise Community, Project Onward, and ACE Technical Charter High School and on advisory committees for the Library of Congress, the Newberry Library, and the Illinois Advisory Council for the US Commission on Civil Rights.
Kyle holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Urban Education Policy from the University of Illinois Chicago and a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Education from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.