Maryia Krivoruchko leads Pivot’s work on the California Curriculum Collaborative Initiative and the California Curriculum Matters Campaign. In this portfolio of projects, Maryia partners with EdReports and the California Department of Education to support school districts in selecting and implementing the highest quality instructional materials. Maryia also collaborates with The Education Trust-West and other partners to support non-profit organizations’ advocacy for high-quality, standards-aligned curricula as a lever for equity.
Maryia started her career as a Teach for America Corps Member and special education teacher in the Bay Area. Later, Maryia was a lead elementary teacher in South Los Angeles, piloting a blended learning program and leading her school’s transition to the California Common Core State Standards. Most recently, Maryia championed talent initiatives in teacher selection, retention, and equitable hiring practices at Green Dot Public Schools.
Maryia is passionate about mentorship and has supported new teachers directly as an Induction Coach. She volunteers her time by coordinating mentoring programs for the Daily Bruin Alumni Network at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and also mentors UCLA students directly.
Maryia is a proud graduate of California public schools, an immigrant to the U.S., and an English Learner. She holds a B.A. in Linguistics and Psychology with minors in Language Teaching and Russian Language from UCLA, and an M.P.P. in Education Policy (K-12) from Vanderbilt University, Peabody College.