Pamela Awbrey is chief talent officer of Compass Rose Public Schools. She most recently served as managing director of staffing at IDEA Public Schools, a rapidly growing PK-12 public charter school network. She began her career in education serving as a special education teacher and later as an instructional coach. She has dedicated the past seven years to managing and scaling recruitment, staffing, and talent practices for schools in multiple states. Ms. Awbrey earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley and a master’s degree from the University of Texas at Arlington.