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Paige MacLean is an independent consultant who collaborates with social entrepreneurs and philanthropists seeking to address our most pressing social issues. Paige provides strategic advising, leadership coaching and design services that leverage her 20+ years of experience in organizational leadership and development, strategy consulting, and fundraising.

Most recently, Paige served as the Executive Director of AF Accelerate, a division of the Achievement First charter school network. In this role she was responsible for launching, designing and scaling Achievement First’s “open source” strategy to support traditional districts and charter schools in adapting and adopting the network’s tools and practices. Paige grew AF Accelerate from a pilot project in 2010 to an independent division that supported over 40,000 students across the country in 2021.

Prior to joining Achievement First, Paige was a Senior Manager at Wellspring Consulting, a nonprofit strategy consulting firm, and a consultant at the Boston Consulting Group.

She received her MBA from the Yale School of Management and her BA from Princeton University with a degree in Public Policy and a certificate in Afro-American Studies. After graduating from Princeton, Paige was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to teach in the former East Germany, shortly after German reunification.

Ms. MacLean is the past-chair and a current member of the board of All Our Kin, an organization that trains and supports high-quality, sustainable, family childcare programs.

MBA, Yale School of Management, 1998
AB, Princeton University, 1993