Interim Chief People Officer

Sarah Hughes is the Interim Chief People Officer and oversees the staffing, human resources operations, performance management, and employee engagement & relations teams at Alliance.

Sarah is the former Chief of Staff at KIPP LA Schools, a public charter school network that operates elementary and middle schools in South & East Los Angeles and Compton. During her five years at KIPP, the organization expanded from 7 schools serving 2,200 students to 17 schools serving over 8,000 students. During Sarah’s tenure, three KIPP LA schools were recognized with National Blue Ribbons for exemplary high performance. Sarah founded the Family Ambassador program, empowering parent leaders to be advocates in their communities, including registering other parents to vote. Sarah managed the organization’s planning, performance management and governance work.
Prior to KIPP LA, Sarah was Vice President at Yahoo! where she spent ten years leading Yahoo’s search advertising business. She also has a background in college admissions, serving as assistant dean of admission at Colgate University.
Sarah holds a Bachelor of Arts from Wesleyan University, an MBA from Yale School of Management and a master’s degree in Educational Leadership from The Broad Center. Sarah is an advisory board member of Teach for America, Los Angeles and Common Sense Media, Los Angeles.