ABOUT RANI DASI
“Education is a critical enabler of individual success and community growth. The CHCCS board serves an important role in setting policies and creating an environment that enables learning. I have a strong interest in how the school board and community effectively work together to support successful educational outcomes.” - RD
Rani Dasi has been a member of the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools Board of Education since 2015, serving as board vice chair from 2016-2017 and as board chair from 2017-18. An active member of the finance and policy committees, she focused on transparency and fiscal responsibility. She has also served on the board of the Public School Foundation and the Family Success Alliance.
Rani’s commitment to education is reflected in her work as board chair of the Walking Classroom, a national award-winning teacher founded education non-profit that provides students and teachers with an innovative way to get exercise without sacrificing instructional time. Rani also serves on the leadership team of the North Carolina Caucus of Black School Board Members and on the Chapel Hill-Carrboro YMCA board.
Rani has had a long history of active engagement in education through learning, mentoring and tutoring. As an undergraduate, she studied engineering at Northwestern University and worked with various engineering societies to introduce high school students to careers in engineering. Post graduation, her work focused on optimizing processes and systems in the manufacturing environment and managing capital budgets. Building on career experience and interest in continued learning, she attended graduate school at the University of Chicago to earn an MBA in Finance and Accounting. After graduation, she tutored students at an inner city school in Chicago and served as a mentor for the Cincinnati Youth Collaborative, tutoring and mentoring high school students.
From a professional perspective, she has twenty years of experience in corporate finance and strategic planning. In posts ranging from financial analyst, where she honed analytical skills and developed expertise in budgeting and finance, to brand chief financial officer, where she managed long-term strategic planning efforts and led large project teams, she developed strong collaboration and communication skills in corporate settings.
I ask for your vote to continue improving outcomes for all students.