Pivot Learning Staff & Leadership

Nadya Chinoy Dabby

Chief Growth Officer

Nadya Chinoy Dabby is an education leader with experience improving learning opportunities for underserved students in government and nonprofit organizations. As Pivot Learning’s Chief Growth Officer, Dabby oversees organizational strategy and development, philanthropic partnerships, and research/evaluation. Previously, she served as an appointee of Governor Brown in California and President Obama, leading federal education programs such as Investing in Innovation (i3) and Promise Neighborhoods from early inception into impactful programs that support schools, districts, institutions of higher education and education nonprofits across all 50 states. In addition to her work with Pivot Learning, Dabby advises a range of education organizations on innovation and scaling, and serves on the Board of multiple education nonprofits.

From 2011–2017, Dabby was a member of the Obama Administration’s senior education team, leading the U.S. Department of Education’s innovation division as the Assistant Deputy Secretary. In this role, she oversaw $1 billion in grant programs spanning the arts; community development; early learning; education innovation; personalized learning; school choice; science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education; teacher preparation and development; and teacher and principal support. She also led the Department’s efforts on evidence-based decision-making, including helping better align education research and school leaders.

Previously, Dabby served as Director of The Broad Foundation, and worked as a management consultant for nonprofit and government organizations.

Dabby is a proud graduate of California’s public schools and holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Development and a Master’s degree in Urban Planning from the University of California, Berkeley, as well as a Master of Business Administration from the University of California, Los Angeles. She lives in Oakland, California with her family.