Christy Wolfe is the senior policy adviser for the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools. She has more than 20 years of experience working on federal education policy, and first visited a charter school in 1998 for a U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Education and the Workforce field hearing and has been a strong advocate of charter schools ever since. Christy spent eight years at the U.S. Department of Education, serving as the associate deputy secretary for policy. In this role, she managed policy development and implemented regulations for all federal elementary, secondary, and special education programs. Christy was also a professional staff member for the U.S. House of Representatives’ Committee on Education and the Workforce, where she worked on major education legislation, including the No Child Left Behind Act. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in American government from the University of Virginia. Christy enjoys spending time with her husband, Paul, and their three children. When she has free time she enjoys horseback riding, cooking, and playing her violin.
When you were 10, what did you want to be when you grew up? Archaeologist/U.S. Equestrian Team
What was the last book you read? The Vanishing American Adult by Ben Sasse
If you had one free hour each day, how would you use it? Hiking and reading
Blog posts by Christy Wolfe
Restarting struggling schools as charter schools is an important turnaround strategy, as well as a means of replication for high-quality charter school networks across the country.
The latest efforts to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), H.R. 5 and S. 1177, have passed the House and Senate, but the issue of accountability for intervening in low-performing schools is far-from settled.