EILEEN ST. GEORGE
Vice President, Education Division
GETTING TO KNOW EILEEN
Eileen St. George, PhD is a senior international educator with extensive experience managing large, complex education projects. She has served in both long– and short–term technical advisory positions in over thirteen countries.
St. George is now Vice President of Creative’s Education Division but has a long history with the organization spanning nearly two decades, both in the field and at HQ. She worked in Afghanistan in the early 2000s, served as Chief of Party for five years in Jordan for USAID’s flagship education reform project and eventually returned to the U.S. as Director of Creative’s Education in Conflict practice area in 2014.
This blend of experience makes her an advocate for further bridging field-based realities with the home office support functions as well as program design and implementation strategies.
Her technical areas of specialization include national education system reform, education planning, teacher training and application of data in decision making. In her work, she has directly engaged education officials at multiple ministerial levels as well as school-based educators and parents, focusing ultimately on issues of quality in the classroom.
St. George’s work began domestically as a special education teacher but quickly expanded globally after joining the Peace Corps to serve as a teacher trainer in Sierra Leone. Since then, she has served as project director for a highly regarded $95 million dollar accelerated education project in Afghanistan, assisted projects in Cambodia and Vietnam, and spent two and a half years in Ethiopia building capacity of regional government education bureaus to respond to a multifaceted national education reform process.
“I first met Charito in 1993 through my work on the U.S. Coalition for Education for All, for which Charito served as a board member. I was inspired by her vision and commitment to education for the children we serve and the humble and heartfelt way in which she communicated this.”