Better government starts with investing in public servants.







Public School helps local governments invest in their current and future workforce in order to design and deliver simple, effective, and easy-to-use public services.







Talent Pipeline


1 in 4 public university graduates makes less than $30k.

1 in 3 local government public servants is eligible to retire.

We're building a talent pipeline that connects public university graduates to jobs in their local government agencies.

Fellows will be guaranteed employment for two years, receive competitive starting salaries, and work on high-profile initiatives.






Talent Development


Public servants in local government are being asked to go above and beyond.

We've developed a series of workshops that train public servants to design and deliver simple, effective, and easy-to-use public services.

Workshops include training on skills like community engagement, strategic planning, program design, and digital marketing.






About Public School




We founded Public School to help local governments design and deliver better public services by leveraging their greatest asset: public servants. Public School is a fiscally sponsored not-for-profit organization based in New York City.

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Our Team




Dave Seliger

Executive Director and President


Dave formerly worked at the NYC Mayor's Office of Tech + Innovation where he led talent innovation initiatives, including the redesign of nyc.gov/jobs. Dave previously co-founded and led Designing for Financial Empowerment and Civic Service, as well as served in the Mayor's Office of Housing Recovery Operations and the Office of Emergency Management.



Pamela Puchalski

Board Director


Pamela is an urban development expert and a Senior Fellow at New America. Pamela previously served as the director of Resilient Communities at New America and created the strategy for 100 Resilient Cities. Pamela has also led the creation of the Global Cities Initiative at the Brookings Institute and worked at the London School of Economics and the Center for Architecture.



Katie Beck

Board Director


Katie is the Vice President of Workforce Development at the Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation. Katie was formerly the chief operating officer of 4.0 Schools, a nonprofit focused on innovation in education, and led strategy and innovation for Teach for America in New Orleans.