Emile Session is a senior consultant with Bellwether in the Strategic Advising practice area. He helps clients identify the most salient landscape and organizational factors affecting their goals and create data-driven implementation plans to reach those goals.
Prior to joining Bellwether, Emile worked for eight years at Achievement First as the director of student information on its Operations team, building schools’ capacity to manage data and develop strong operations practices. He also worked with government and nonprofit agencies, where he drove initiatives to redefine how states assess student performance, build stronger networks for young Black professionals, and connect Black entrepreneurs to capital investments and high-quality business consulting and mentorship.
Emile holds master’s degrees in education policy and adolescent education from Teachers College, Columbia University and Pace University. He also received a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University.
Why I do this work:
I grew up in the North Forest Independent School District in Houston, which was later closed by Texas for poor performance and mismanagement. I also had the opportunity to attend high school at Choate Rosemary Hall, a boarding prep school in Connecticut. I want all families to have the opportunity to send their child to a strong K-12 school without having to spend money or move across the country in search of better educational options.