Jeannette Bruno joined the City of Philadelphia’s Chief Administrative Office in 2017. In her role, she leads process improvement, change management, and transformation projects with the goal of promoting efficiency in government operations. Prior to joining the City, Jeannette worked for McGraw-Hill Education coordinating professional development workshops and trainings for teachers and administrators across the country. An education advocate passionate about Philadelphia’s youth, Jeannette has spent several years working in the education sector locally and abroad. As a qualitative researcher at Research for Action, Jeannette helped manage a national after-school evaluation of a high-quality arts program and also worked extensively in Philadelphia and Pennsylvania on projects focused on English Learners.
Jeannette earned her dual B.A. in History and Spanish from The Catholic University of America and an M.S. Ed. in International Educational Development from the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education. Upon graduating from Penn, she spent time living in rural Nicaragua conducting research on a nontraditional secondary education program. For the last four years, Jeannette has served as a Spruce Foundation board member, and is currently serving as Board President. She is also a member of Next Generation Consulting’s 2018 Municipal Futurist cohort. Jeannette lives in South Philadelphia with her rescue dog Lulu and a husband who loves making Sunday gravy.