EdPlex provides strategic consulting to schools, districts and educational organizations with a focus on supporting rapid school improvement and district transformation. We are organized around the core belief that all kids deserve a great education and thus work to ensure equitable access for all.
Our services and expertise span:
- Portfolio strategy for school districts
- Charter authorization policy and practice
- Executive coaching
- Strategic planning
- Data systems and accountability
- School turnaround
Brenna Copeland, Founder
EdPlex was founded in 2015 by Brenna Copeland, who has a unique blend of professional experience in school district leadership, charter school leadership, capital finance and management consulting. From 2011 to 2015, Brenna was the Executive Director of Portfolio Management for Denver Public Schools. She led a team to provide oversight to 80+ charter and innovation schools as of the 2014-15 school year. The team conducted the new school approval process for all new district and charter schools, the school review process and any necessary school closure or restart processes. With her leadership, Denver introduced a cohesive approach to monitoring quality among autonomous schools and holding schools accountable for results.
From 2002 to 2011, Brenna was a leader in the charter school sector in Washington DC. At Center City PCS, she was the COO and co-founder. Center City PCS transformed seven inner city parochial schools into public charter schools, and thus extended access to high quality programs in some of the most disadvantaged neighborhoods in the city. Previously, she was the CFO for KIPP DC and prior to that she underwrote development loans to charter schools in DC, NC, and TX that enabled schools to expand their operations by purchasing new buildings or funding significant real estate expansion. Brenna completed Relay Graduate School’s Principal Supervisor fellowship, an MBA in Finance from Duke University and a BA from Rice University.