Abby Pontzer Kamkar, Director of Strategy and Communications

Abby Pontzer Kamkar

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As Director of Strategy and Communication, Abby develops and supports plans and partnerships to further PCSD’s mission of expanding access to high quality charter school seats.


Abby Pontzer Kamkar is PCSD’s Director of Strategy and Communication. Prior to PCSD, she worked as a Teach for America high school teacher, a financial analyst, a market researcher, and most recently as a Project Manager in the Los Angeles Unified School District. At LAUSD, Abby led a $30M technology pilot with 21 high schools, giving 17,000 students access to a personal laptop. She volunteers locally as a member of the KIPP:LA Associates Board. Abby received her MBA from the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School, a Masters in Educational Leadership through the Broad Residency, and a BA from the University of Minnesota.