Ingrid Boucher, MSW, MS Ed

FOUNDER & PRINCIPAL

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Ingrid’s passion is improving K-12 education by helping nonprofit, education-related organizations operate in strategic, efficient, high-impact ways. She uses her 20+ years of experience in education to help clients create mindful, meaningful processes that guide transformation and propel their organizations in successful pursuit of their missions. Ingrid understands that effective change begins with strong relationships, relationships that support honest conversations and lead organizations in bold, desirable directions.

Ingrid’s first experience with a social change organization was teaching middle school French in Baton Rouge, Louisiana as a Teach For America corps member. She later honed her interest and skill in education talent development and evaluation by taking on multiple positions with The New Teacher Project – including the Director of Teacher Training and Development for the Philadelphia Teaching Fellows Program - in which she directed teacher talent recruitment and placement endeavors in the School District of Philadelphia. In 2007, she began specializing in strategic planning for schools, school networks, and school districts. Shortly thereafter, Ingrid directed the education services practice as a partner at the consulting firm Strategy Arts. In 2015, Ingrid founded Bloom and continues her work with practitioners and leaders to approach and solve challenges in school, youth development, community, and government settings. Ingrid has developed and led strategic growth initiatives for schools in Tulsa, Jacksonville, Central Ohio, and the greater Philadelphia region. In her home city of Philadelphia she has worked with many of the region’s leading charter school networks, district-run schools, education organizations, independent schools, and progressive education entities.

These experiences have informed Ingrid’s deep understanding of the attitudes, behaviors, and practices making social change organizations most effective. She believes that experience-driven, sector-specific knowledge is essential to truly understanding the challenges committed organizations face when developing and implementing strategies and initiatives. 

Ingrid holds dual masters’ degrees in Education Leadership and Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania as well as a BA in French Studies and Anthropology from Smith College. Additionally, she is a trained meeting facilitator, a competitive dragon boater and member of the gold-medal-winning 2015 US Premier Women’s National Dragon Boat Team, and an active civic leader in her neighborhood.

Ingrid is proud to have worked with the following organizations throughout her career:

  • After-School All-Stars
  • Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia
  • Boys’ Latin of Philadelphia Charter School
  • Broad Street Ministry
  • Carver High School for Engineering & Science
  • Cheltenham School District
  • Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center
  • Fisher-Price
  • Franklin’s Paine Skatepark Fund
  • Freire Charter School
  • Independence Charter School
  • Independence Mission Schools
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • KIPP Philadelphia Schools
  • Miquon School
  • Mt. Airy USA and the six district elementary schools in its catchment
  • National Art Educators Association
  • Ogontz Avenue Revitalization Corporation
  • Philadelphia School Partnership
  • Russell Byers Charter School
  • Teach For America
  • Tenant Union Representative Network
  • The City School
  • The Lenfest Center
  • Valley Forge Educational Services
  • Wilmington Veterans Administration Medical Center
  • Wissahickon Charter School
  • Women’s Opportunity Resource Center