Corey Scholes is a director of Education for the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, where she advises the Foundation on strategic program initiatives and opportunities related to education. One of her first major responsibilities at the Foundation was to help start the Ewing Marion Kauffman School, where she served as interim CEO during the school’s launch. She has also developed and executed the Foundation’s strategy around attracting, developing and retaining talent in the education sector in Kansas City. She is the founder of the Amplify conference for educators of color. She helped start the foundations internal race and equity work. Her team is responsible for bringing programs to Kansas City to make the talent pipeline more robust and able to support the Foundation’s other K-12 investments.