Merita Irby


Merita Irby is a chief architect of both the Forum and its signature initiative, Ready by 21®. She is also managing partner of Big Picture Approach Consulting and a coach to state and local partnerships. Merita works with leaders in school districts, governmental departments, community collaboratives, and non-governmental organizations nationwide. Merita began her career as a classroom teacher in Central America and inner-city schools in the United States.

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