President/CEO, National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE)
The Hon. Kristen Amundson has served as the president/CEO of the National Association of State Boards of Education since 2013. She has more than two decades of experience as a policymaker at the local, state, and national level. She represented the 44th District in the Virginia General Assembly from 1999 to 2009. During that time, she was a member of Virginia’s P–16 Council and the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB). Before her election to the General Assembly, Amundson—a former teacher—served for nearly a decade on the Fairfax County (VA) School Board, including two years as its chairwoman. Most recently, she was the senior vice president for external affairs at Education Sector, an independent think tank. She writes frequently on education issues and has been published in The Washington Post and the Richmond Times-Dispatch, among others.
Monday, September 18, 8:30 – 9:45 am
General Session: Let the States Decide: How States and Districts Are Responding to ESSA