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 national nonprofit organization advancing a future of learning that ensures each student graduates ready for what’s next. For more than 20 years, we’ve been partnering with states, communities and leaders across the country to imagine, build and sustain vibrant learning communities. Through evidence-based practices and a commitment to equitable outcomes, we’re creating the future of learning, together.  www.knowledgeworks.org