Movers & Shakers Across the Network
July 25, 2019

As you catch up on the latest updates to leadership and staffing, don’t miss the last chance to nominate the Network’s Most Valuable Player—a team member of a PIE Network state-based member organization who has gone above and beyond to support advocates across state lines, OR a team member of a PIE Network national partner who has been exceptionally helpful to state-based advocates above and beyond that of their job description to move an issue forward. 

Nominations for Network MVP, and all Eddies! Awards are due Friday, July 26.

Democrats for Education Reform DC recently welcomed Jessica Giles as deputy director. Jessica previously served as Deputy Committee Director for the Council of the District of Columbia’s Committee on Education.

Nathan Hoffman has joined the Empower Illinois team as policy and research director. Nathan previously served as regional advocacy director for the Foundation for Excellence in Education.

A+ Colorado welcomed David Cazares Morales as their new director of advocacy. David most recently served as a policy consultant for the Colorado Department of Education.

Natalie Hester is Stand for Children Washington’s new state organizing director. She previously served as a community engagement and student recruitment consultant to help schools authentically engage and recruit families.

50CAN recently welcomed Evy Valencia as chief of staff. Evy has spent the last decade working as an advocate for underrepresented communities in Colorado, and recently served as a consultant for the PIE Network.

Jill Gottfred-Sohoni has joined the Advance Illinois team as director of community engagement. Jill previously served as the director for Illinois & Northwest Indiana at Leadership for Educational Equity.

Tennessee SCORE recently welcomed two new team members: Leigh George as events & special projects manager, and Diane Hughes as communications manager.

Krista Kaput has joined the EdAllies team as research director. 

Do you have an update for a future edition of Movers & Shakers? Please reach out.


    Christina Dobratz

    Christina is PIE Network's Manager, Communications & Policy  


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