Wayles supports GGI with operational priorities including hiring, strategic planning, research, and communications. With over 15 years of experience in education nonprofits, she offers expertise in staffing, professional development, strategic planning, school finance & operations, project management, fundraising, and more.
Wayles was previously a client of GGI when she served as Chief of Staff and Chief Operating Officer of School Support for Camden City School District in Camden, NJ. During her time there, she supported the executive leadership team on strategic planning and goals oversight and managed school finance and operational functions—including the district’s Green Team and sustainability initiatives with the GGI.
Prior to joining CCSD full-time, she worked as consultant with TNTP (formerly The New Teacher Project) serving on talent and staffing teams in Camden, Baltimore City, and Philadelphia. Wayles has experience hiring for all school-based roles and running new teacher and leader training, coaching and certification programs. Prior to her time in K-12 education, Wayles worked in alumni relations and development in higher education.
Wayles is currently an Education Consultant for Sustainable Schooling, supporting organizations like the Go Green Initiative, Mastery Schools, and Bloom Planning, where she provides project management and program implementation support. Her recent consulting projects have ranged from program feasibility and implementation for an online Learning Management System, student enrollment competitive analysis and implementation, grant writing, and strategic planning and operations to support schools with sustainability efforts.
Wayles holds degrees in education non-profit administration from the Fels Institute of Government at the University of Pennsylvania and is a certified School Business Administrator in New Jersey. She also holds Bachelor’s degrees from Washington College in business administration and international relations.