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Emily Smith

Director of Network Advancement


Areas of Expertise: messaging development, communications strategy, email marketing

“I get to use my strengths and experience as part of team that is making the education system better for every child. As a mom, this work is close to my heart. All kids should get what they need to grow and succeed.”

In her role, Emily focuses on developing strategies and tools to help school districts and state education agencies connect and learn from each other as they work to grow personalized learning for their students.

Emily joined the KnowledgeWorks team in 2014, previously responsible for overseeing marketing communications and content development strategies for the organization and helping former subsidiary StriveTogether engage its national network. Prior to joining KnowledgeWorks, she managed marketing communications programs and branding for Intelligrated, an international automation firm serving the retail, consumer product manufacturing and logistics industries.

Emily earned a bachelor’s in journalism from Northern Kentucky University and is a volunteer elementary reading coach in Covington, Kentucky.