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Future Focused

Director of Strategic Partnerships

Josh Pauly is excited to support Future Focused Solutions’ mission and the partners we are engaged with. 

Josh has a Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s of Education from the University of Minnesota, as well as a Certificate in Education Finance from the Edunomics Lab at Georgetown University. 

He started his career as a middle school teacher in Minneapolis Public Schools. He left to found PeopleSourced Policy, a nonpartisan, nonprofit civic engagement organization whose mission was to increase equitable community engagement in the local political process. He was also the the executive director of Books on Wings, a board member on the Standish-Ericsson Neighborhood Association and Ry’s Hope Foundation, in addition to being on the Citizens League Policy Committee. Josh has spent time consulting for local nonprofits and for-profit organizations in the areas of power mapping, landscape analysis, strategic planning, recruitment, and community engagement to solve problems. He has experience in the fields of education, sales, edtech, policy development, civic engagement, and board development. 

Currently he does business development for Harmony SEL and is a board member for Minneapolis Public Schools and NAMI MN. Josh’s off time is largely spent learning through state-level and national fellowship opportunities focused on education and good board governance. He also enjoys going for walks with his partner, Megan, biking around the lakes, and spending too much time following the lowly Minnesota Timberwolves.

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