As Director of Talent and Culture, Jerry Lambrinatos is responsible for ensuring that the network office is attracting, retaining, rewarding and developing the best talent to achieve the organization’s mission and vision. In addition, Jerry supports similar talent work occurring at CICS’ school management organizations within its portfolio. Prior to joining CICS, Jerry worked as an education consultant with Insight Education Group and TNTP for five years, where he supported networks of schools on their talent and academic efforts. Previously, Jerry worked as a Director of District and School Partnerships at Teach For America, where he established strong partnerships with school and systems leaders across the Chicagoland area, supplying them with high quality teaching talent. Jerry began his career as a high school Science teacher in Baltimore City. When Jerry isn’t at work, you will likely find him at a winery tasting delectable reds, working up a serious sweat at a workout class, or winning some money (hopefully) at the poker table.