Program Manager

About Mia


  • Teacher Coaching
  • School Improvement
  • Professional Learning Communities
  • Leadership Development

Mia Pumo is a Program Manager at Ed Direction, working directly with education leaders to create environments where educators and students can thrive. Mia works across the country with school and district leaders, instructional coaches, and teachers to design structures that support adult and student learning. With over 25 years of experience teaching and leading, Mia brings valuable expertise, especially in developing coaches in education.

Education & Career Highlights

Prior to working with Ed Direction, Mia co-founded a company with a focus on developing instructional coaches and leaders. She has served in a variety of roles in public schools and non-profit organizations. She worked as a classroom teacher and math curriculum specialist before becoming an instructional coach. She was a director of career academy development supporting career academies in high schools across the country. Mia currently serves on the board of the Positive Education Consortium, a group dedicated to spreading positive education practices to help students and teachers thrive while learning.

Mia attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for her undergraduate degree in radio, television, and film. After working in television advertising, she earned her master’s in education at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She earned her license in school administration at High Point University. She is a national board-certified teacher and is currently pursuing certification as an Applied Positive Psychology Practitioner. Mia published her first book in 2017.

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