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President, West Wind Education Policy, Inc. (Iowa City, IA)
Tell us about yourself.
A graduate of Tipton High School, I attended the University of Iowa, the University of Maryland-College Park, and Harvard University, and lived and worked in Washington, DC.
I moved back home to Iowa City in January 2001, when I founded West Wind Education Policy, dedicated to building the capacity of state education leaders to imagine and enact an education system that overcomes historic and persistent inequities and engages each and every child in learning.