With a background in policy and practice, Carri brings to Getting Smart her diverse experience across K-12, higher education and education policy. Since leaving her second grade classroom, Carri has been actively involved in supporting education policy efforts to advance innovations in teaching and learning. She served as an online educator from 2005-2013 in a fully-online Master’s program in Educational Leadership and taught graduate-level courses in School Law and Curriculum. She has authored several pieces on the future of education including white papers, journal articles, policy reports, blog posts, and book chapters. In addition to managing Getting Smart’s publication portfolio and co-authoring dozens of pieces with writing partner Tom Vander Ark, she co-edited NCTAF’s “Building a 21st Century U.S. Education System.” Carri has also presented at national conferences including SxSWedu, iNACOL’s Blended Learning Symposium and AERA. She holds a M.Ed. in Educational Administration and an Ed.D. in Urban Educational Leadership with emphasis on education policy and social justice. Carri’s passion for education advocacy is ignited by her personal experiences as a first-generation college student and by her two young daughters who love to poke their heads into her home office in Cincinnati and wave to her co-workers on Skype.