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The Churn: The Latest Moves in Education

We're tracking who's going where in the education world. If you've got news to share, contact us at info@future-ed.org.

Emma Brown, national education reporter for The Washington Post, is leaving the ed beat to join the Post's new Rapid Response Investigative Team.

Tracey Weinstein, who worked as Principal Consultant at Weinstein Consulting Services and for Students First,  is now Senior Director of Data and Research role with Deans for Impact.

Kari Feinberg, who was previously Head of Schools at YES Prep Public Schools, is now Dean of Regional Support, Leadership Programs at Relay Graduate School of Education.

Jack Elsey, who was Chief Schools Officer at Education Achievement Authority of Michigan, is now Executive Director at Detroit Children's Fund.

Allison Serafin, founder and president of Opportunity 180,  is now executive director of Houston at IDEA Public Schools.

Emily Nielson, previously chief talent officer at Camden City School District, is now Vice President of Headquarters and Operation Talent at IDEA Public Schools.

Richard Culotta, former Rhode Island chief innovation officer is now Chief Executive Officer at the International Society for Technology in Education.

Cate Reed, who was a vice president at Teach for America, has joined Families for Excellent Schools as Chief of Staff to the CEO.

Emily Silberstein, previously vice president of regions at Teach Plus, is now Chief Executive Officer at Cesar Chavez Public Charter Schools.

Jess Box, who was project director at The New Teacher Project, is now Vice President, Curriculum and Instruction at Alliance College-Ready Public Schools.

Portia Reddick White, a former lobbyist for the AARP, is joining the National Education Association lobbying team.

Chastity Lord, former Chief External Officer of Achievement First, is now Chief Operating Officer at Color of Change.

Sonia Park, former U.S. Department of Education Senior Policy Advisor, is now Executive Director of Diverse Charter Schools Coalition.

Kristina Campa-Gruca, formerly K-12 Program Manager at Excellent Schools Detroit, is now Director of Partnerships, Detroit at EdFuel.

Nonie Lesaux, a Harvard professor and expert on childhood development and literacy, has been named academic dean at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Jay Shambaugh, a George Washington University professor and former member of the White House Council of Economic Advisers, will become director of The Hamilton Project at the Brookings Institution. The current director, Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach, will become a senior fellow in Brookings' Economic Studies program.

Takirra Winfield Dixon, who was communications director for Democrats for Education Reform, will lead communications work at The Education Trust and for the nonprofit's president, former Education Secretary John B. King Jr.

Peter Oppenheim, who has worked on key education legislation as an aide to Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., was confirmed by the Senate to become assistant secretary of education for legislation and congressional affairs.

Jonathan Butcher, who was education director at the Goldwater Institute, will become a senior policy analyst at The Heritage Foundation's Center for Education Policy.

Roberto Rodríguez, former deputy assistant to President Barack Obama for Education, has been named president and CEO of the national nonprofit Teach Plus.

Christopher Rinkus, who served in several budget and enrollment positions for the D.C. Public Schools, has become a special assistant in the U.S. Education Department's Office of Elementary and Secondary Education.

Nicholas Hahn, who was chief opinion editor for The Hill, is now director of speechwriting in the Office of Communications and Outreach for the U.S. Education Department.

Justin C. Cohen, an education blogger who previously served as president of Boston-based education nonprofit Mass Insight Education, has become chief operating officer at the Wayfinder Foundation.

Ellen Sherratt, who was deputy director at the American Institute for Research's Center on Great Teachers and Leaders,  is becoming vice president for policy and research at the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.

Susan J. Colby, who was a partner at McKinsey & Company, has co-founded Imagine, a nonprofit that aims to use personalized technology to improve literacy and numeracy. She serves as Chief Executive Officer.

Cassius Johnson, who was the senior director of Policy and Government Affairs at YearUp, will become vice president, organizational strategy and policy at Jobs for the Future. Patricia Balana, who directed the organization's state-level policy network, will become chief operating officer.

Tara García Mathewson, an award-winning multimedia journalist who has written widely about education, is now a Boston-based staff writer at The Hechinger Report.

Ted Mitchell, who served as under secretary of education in the Obama administration, will become president of the American Council on Education.

Beth Hawkins, who has worked as Education Post's writer-in-resident and covered K-12 education for eight years at MinnPost, will become senior writer and national correspondent for The 74.

Emily Langhorne—who taught English in Fairfax County, Va., and at George Washington University's Upward Bound program—is now an education policy analyst for the Reinventing America's Schools project at the Progressive Policy Institute.

Mary Nguyen Barry,  who worked as a policy analyst at Education Reform Now, is now a higher education advisor for Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) on the Senate HELP committee.

Bene Cipolla, a digital strategy and operations consultant, has become the first executive editor of Chalkbeat.

Jason Atwood, senior director for evaluation and learning at Education Pioneers, is joining the New Schools Venture Fund as research director.

Amy McIntosh, who served as acting assistant U.S. education secretary in the Obama administration, has been named associate vice chancellor for academic strategy at the City University of New York.

James L. Accomando, president of the Connecticut PTA, has been elected the 55th president of National Parent-Teacher Association.

Darienne Driver, superintendent of Milwaukee Public Schools, will become chair of the Board of Directors for the Council of the Great City Schools.

Christopher Ruszkowski, who served as Hannah Skandera's deputy in the New Mexico Public Education Department, is now the state's acting secretary.

A. Wayne Johnson, chief executive officer and president of Reunion Financial Services, has been named to head the Federal Student Aid office.

Laura Slover, previously the chief executive officer of the PARCC testing alliance, has become CEO of the nonprofit CenterPoint Education Solutions.

Steve Canavero, Nevada Superintendent of Public Instruction, has joined the Board of Directors for the Council of Chief State School Officers.

Scott Montgomery, the managing editor of audience and partnerships at NPR, has been named editor-in-chief and chief content officer of Education Week and its parent, Editorial Projects in Education Inc.

Karen Symms Gallagher, dean of the University of Southern California's Rossier School of Education, has been elected as the new chair of the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation Board of Directors.

Adam Kissel, who worked on the university investment team at the Charles Koch Foundation and at the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, has been named a deputy assistant secretary for higher education programs.

Kimberly Richey, an attorney who has served as interim chief advocacy officer at the National School Boards Association, will become deputy assistant secretary of education for special education and rehabilitative services.

Emily Kim, vice president of policy and legal affairs at New York City's Success Academy, will leave at the end of June to launch her own charter school network.

Emily Anthony, who served as senior policy advisor for the U.S. Education Department's Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development, is now research director at Great Schools.

Emma Vadehra, former chief of staff to education secretaries John King and Arne Duncan, is joining the Center for American Progress as a senior fellow on the  K-12 education team.

Robert E. Anderson, board of directors chairman at the Institute for Higher Education Policy. will become president of the State Higher Education Executive Officers Association on Aug. 1.

Matt Barnum, a writer at The 74, is moving to Chalkbeat, a nonprofit organization providing local education news coverage in several cities.

Kimberly Johnson Trinca, a lobbyist for the National Education Association, has been named NEA's new manager of government relations.

Peter Cohen, previously of McGraw-Hill Education and Pearson, will become the new president of the University of Phoenix.

Liz Hill, who was communications director for Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, and previously worked for Rep. Luke Messer, R-Ind., will serve as press secretary at the U.S. Department of Education.

Lynn Gangone of the Maryland Independent College and University Association, will become the next president and CEO of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, or AACTE.

Holly Luong Ham, a management consultant and former sales executive at Hewlett-Packard Enterprise, has been named Assistant Secretary for Management at the U.S. Department of Education.

Amy Wilkins, who has recently worked at The College Board and The Education Trust, will be senior vice president of advocacy at the the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools.

Laura Clancy has left Achievement First to become Chief Talent Officer at Mastery Charter Schools.

Kevin Sved, who worked as a consultant, is now Chief Executive Officer of Navigator Schools.

David Esselman, formerly Entrepreneur in Residence at Bellwether Education Partners, is now Executive Director at Level Up Education.

Jon Rybka has left the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation to become Chief Executive Officer of RePublic Schools.

Awais Sufi has left the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation for a new role as President and Chief Executive Officer of SchoolSmartKC.

Josh Venable, a Michigan GOP operative who worked for former Florida governor Jeb Bush's Foundation for Excellence in Education, becomes chief of staff at the U.S. Education Department.

Dougie Simmons, who worked as a scheduler in Sen. Ted Cruz's Senate office and for the Republican National Committee, becomes Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations at the Education Department.

Ebony Lee, who worked in the Education Department during the Bush administration before going to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundationbecomes Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy at the Education Department effective April 16.

Robert Eitel, who worked in the Education Deparment under President Bush then served as compliance officer at for-profit college operator Bridgepoint Education Inc., becomes Senior Counselor to the Secretary of Education.

James Manning, who served in the Education Department  during the Bush and Obama administrations, becomes Senior Advisor to the Under Secretary and Acting Under Secretary effective April 16.

Jana Toner, who served as a White House liaison for the U.S. Department of Education during the Bush administration, will serve the same role for DeVos.

Candice Jackson, a Vancouver, Wash., attorney who authored a book about the women accusing former President Bill Clinton of sexual assault,  becomes Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Office for Civil Rights and Acting Assistant Secretary of Education.

Jason Botel shifts from being White House education advisor to become Deputy Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education and Acting Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education. See our Connect the Dots piece.

Jose Viana from the  North Carolina Department of Public Instruction's Migrant Education Program becomes Assistant Deputy Education Secretary and Director for the Office of English Language Acquisition effective April 24.

K. Brooke Stafford-Brizard, a consultant, has become a director on the education team at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative.

Aimee Rogstad Guidera, president and CEO of the Data Quality Campaign, is stepping down from the organization she founded in 2005.

Kent McGuire, president and CEO of the the Southern Education Foundation, will become director of the education program at William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.

Erica Green has left the Baltimore Sun to join the education reporting team at The New York Times.

Jamie Fasteau is leaving her post as education policy director at the Emerson Collective to join the EducationCounsel consulting firm.

Lydia Logan, has left her senior advisor role at Yardstick Learning to become executive director of Verizon Innovative Learning Schools at Digital Promise.

Angela Minnici has left the American Institutes for Research to become senior director of state strategy at WestEd.

Stephen Dalla Betta has left Pearson to become chief operating officer at the New Teacher Center.

Carlos G. Muñiz, a politically connected Florida lawyer who served as deputy general counsel to then-Gov. Jeb Bush, has been nominated as general counsel to the Education Department.

Charles McDonald has left Teach for America to become a senior fellow at Education Cities.

Dana Goldstein, an education writer, has joined the education reporting team at The New York Times.

Lizz Pawlson, has left New Classrooms Innovation Partners, to become portfolio manger at The Edna McConnell Clark Foundation.

John King, who served as U.S. Secretary of Education under President Barack Obama, is now President and CEO of Education Trust.

Thanks to The K12 Search Group for providing some updates from their Ed Reformers on the Move listing.