Talia Shaull joined The Wallace Foundation as chief human resources officer in July 2022. She leads all
aspects of HR and talent management at Wallace and is responsible for driving its people strategy.
Before joining the foundation, Shaull held senior HR positions in the nonprofit and education sectors.
Most recently, she served as chief talent officer at Achievement First, a charter management
organization in New York City. She led the organization’s recruitment, talent, and leadership/principal
pipeline development teams, which served 41 schools in New York, Connecticut, and Rhode Island. Prior
to that, she was chief talent officer at Uncommon Schools, where she provided leadership and strategic
direction to recruitment, talent development, and HR operations teams serving 2,600 employees at 54
charter schools across six cities.
Earlier, Shaull was part of the Tulsa Public Schools’ leadership team, where she began as a project
manager and rose to become executive director of teacher and leader effectiveness and, then, chief
talent officer. During her tenure, Shaull led the school system’s efforts to transform the human capital
function at the district office and improve service to schools. During a time of severe teacher shortages,
her work involved, among other things, heading a cross-functional team of district leaders, principals,
and staff members to fill all core teacher vacancies and ensure schools were fully staffed. She also
oversaw the implementation of a comprehensive teacher evaluation system, which was adopted by the
majority of school districts in Oklahoma and later became the state model for teacher evaluation.
Shaull has a B.S. in International Business from Oral Roberts University and a M.A. in organizational
development from the University of Oklahoma, Tulsa. She has served as a member of the board of Teach
for America/Oklahoma Region and the Tulsa Community College Board of Regents.