Maddy Sims

Maddy Sims is a Director of Consulting and Legal Strategy at the Center for Public Research and Leadership. Maddy brings experience across the social impact, legal, and PK-12 education sectors. At CPRL, she supports a range of school districts, state departments of education, non-profits, and foundations to map out, implement, measure, and improve strategies aimed at advancing equity-driven innovation. Her work includes leadership coaching, stakeholder and community partnership, statewide cohort facilitation, qualitative research, and legal and policy analysis and reform. Maddy began her career as an attorney at Davis Polk & Wardwell, where she worked on transactional, corporate governance, and pro bono matters. Maddy’s research at CPRL includes “Connecticut Educator Insights on Building a More Effective, Diverse Educator Workforce,” and “A Good Life for Every Student: High Schools Embrace Many Pathways to Success.” Her writing on education policy has been published in the Columbia Journal of Law and Social Problems and Columbia Human Rights Law Review, and has been featured in publications including The74, K12 Dive, and District Administration. Maddy holds a B.A. from Dartmouth College and a J.D. from Columbia Law School.