Media Guide

Callie Kozlak, M.Ed.

Field Campaign Manager, Education Policy Project, ORAL

Callie Kozlak | UnidosUS

Expertise:
K-12 education policy and funding; the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) – Title I, II, III, IV; teacher leadership, professional development, and retention; school improvement and diversity; expanded learning time, summer, before and after school, early childhood education, parent engagement

Education:
Master of Education, early childhood education, George Mason University;
bachelor’s degree, international studies, Boston College

Current Position:
Manage a multi-state campaign on the implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) focused on bringing a strong civil rights voice to the table, and increasing school readiness and achievement of Latino students through policy and program solutions

Previous Position(s):
Leadership for Educational Equity Public Policy Fellow, Office of the Secretary, U.S. Department of Education; National Director of Public Policy and Funding, Citizen Schools; Teacher (1st and Pre-K), District of Columbia Public Schools; Education Project Associate, National Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law; Paralegal and Outreach Coordinator (via Jesuit Volunteer Corps), Farmworker Unit of Legal Aid of North Carolina

Selected Publications:
Putting the Pieces Together: Sustainable Funding for Expanded Time in Public Schools,” Education Resource Strategies, contributor (April 2015)

Expanded Learning Time Summit Looks to Build Movement, Scale Success,” The Huffington Post, co-author (July 2013)

Racial Disparities in Educational Opportunities in the United States,” Seattle Journal for Social Justice, co-author (May 2008)