Khaatim Sherrer El
Founder & President
ResultsDriven was started in 2009 by Khaatim Sherrer El. He brings more than 10 years of experience working and building partnerships in the nonprofit and public education sectors.
Khaatim returned to his native Newark, New Jersey to launch the new philanthropy administering the $100M gift from Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg to turnaround the city’s schools. There he was responsible for the foundation’s programmatic agenda, including developing a multi-million dollar philanthropic investment strategy, with specific responsibility for three of the six grant-making portfolios – Early Childhood Education, Community Engagement, and At-Risk & Out of School Youth.
Since then, he has held leadership positions in the Central Office of the Newark Public Schools, managing special projects for the superintendent, including rewriting the district’s discipline policy, re-organizing the Student Support Services department and launching school-based initiatives to improve college and career readiness. He later went on to serve as Chief Innovation Officer for BRICK Academy, a local school management organization operating two elementary schools in Newark’s South Ward.
In addition to his professional accomplishments, Khaatim is the former Chair of the Atlanta Board of Education. He was first elected in 2004, becoming the first college student and youngest member ever to serve on the Board.
Khaatim is a graduate of Morehouse College (Atlanta, GA) with a bachelor’s degree in Urban Studies and Public Policy. He received his master’s from Teachers College at Columbia University (New York, NY) in Organizational Development with a concentration in Change Management and Leadership.