Karla Phillips-Krivickas joins KnowledgeWorks as Senior Director of Policy

Topics: Education Policy

CINCINNATI – KnowledgeWorks is pleased to announce the appointment of Karla Phillips-Krivickas to its growing team dedicated to improving education throughout the nation.

Phillips-Krivickas will support KnowledgeWorks’ state transformation goal by leading the development and execution of its state policy strategy, partnering with states to transform their policy systems to support personalized learning.

“Karla is one of the nation’s leading experts in the design of next generation state policy systems with an affinity for bringing states together to identify promising practices and important lessons in this work. We are fortunate to leverage her expertise as KnowledgeWorks seeks to partner with states to align policy and practice to ensure every student benefits from personalized instruction,” Lillian Pace, Vice President of Policy and Advocacy, said.

She previously served as Policy Director for the Foundation for Excellence in Education, where she built the organization’s next generation learning portfolio. In this role, Karla collaborated with KnowledgeWorks on state policy strategy and initiatives including exploration of innovative assessments, advancement of state competency-based education pilot legislation, and helping districts leverage state waivers and flexibility to advance innovative teaching and learning practices.

Phillips-Krivickas brings a deep perspective and expertise in state policy, having served numerous policy roles in Arizona, as Special Assistant to the Deputy Superintendent at the Arizona Department of Education; Governor’s Education Policy Advisor; as the Vice-Chair of the Developmental Disabilities Planning Council; and as a senior policy advisor for the Arizona House of Representatives.

About KnowledgeWorks

KnowledgeWorks is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing personalized learning that empowers all students to take ownership of their success.

With more than 50 professionals working in 11 states, KnowledgeWorks is uniquely positioned to transform cradle to career education because we’re the only organization that simultaneously engages in strategic forecasting, governmental advocacy and working directly with schools. Throughout our 20-year history, we’ve been passionate about collaborating to create a system-wide approach that grows and sustains student-centered practices – all to equip learners for career and life success.

Through customized professional development, in-depth research such as forecasts on the future of learning and federal education policy guidance and state-level ESSA implementation support, KnowledgeWorks has created opportunities for more than 135,000 students in 20 states through competency-based learning and early collegewww.knowledgeworks.org