Movers & Shakers Across the Network
September 21, 2018

The latest Movers & Shakers update provides an opportunity to both welcome new expertise to the Network and celebrate the accomplishments of dedicated advocates.

Lillian Lowery, former PIE Network board member, recently transitioned out of her role at The Education Trust. Lillian has been appointed vice president of student and teacher assessments at Educational Testing Service (ETS). On the Education Trust team, Ary Amerikaner will now serve as vice president for P-12 policy, research and practice, and Takirra Winfield Dixon will serve as vice president for strategic communications. Additionally, Erika McConduit recently joined their team as Louisiana director.

Subira Gordon has joined ConnCAN as the organization’s new executive director. ConnCAN also announced two recent promotions that represent new roles on their team: Jennifer Ellis, deputy director; and Toni Williams, statewide outreach and advocacy manager.

BEST NC has welcomed three new members to their team: Princess Brown, communications and engagement coordinator; Constance Clark, director of research and analysis; and Leah Sutton, director of policy and advocacy.

Two new staff members recently joined the Advance Illinois team: Jessica Ramos as community organizing strategy associate and Helen Zhang as policy associate.

Katie Martinez will be joining A+ Colorado to lead the team’s communications and engagement work. Katie was previously the associate director of development for Children At Risk.

The Colorado League of Charter Schools recently welcomed two additions to their team: Kia Murray, director of academic services and Kaci Coats, director of exceptional student services.

Indira Dammu recently transitioned off the SCORE team to serve as education policy advisor to the mayor of Nashville.

Sarah Aronson has joined the GO Public Schools team as development manager. She previously served on the development team at 50CAN.

Stephenie Johnson recently transitioned out of her role at the Center for American Progress. Stephenie has joined Teach For America-Memphis as director of licensure and talent.

The Collaborative for Student Success has welcomed Erika Ross as communications specialist. She was previously a communications associate at the Future of Privacy Forum.

Celine Coggins, founder of Teach Plus, has been appointed as the next executive director of Grantmakers for Education.

Peter Cunningham recently announced that he will take a leave of absence from his role at Education Post to work on a mayoral campaign in Chicago. Gordon Wright will serve as the acting executive director.

 


    Christina Dobratz

    Christina is PIE Network's Project Manager, Communications & Policy  


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