Christy Wolfe

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Christy Wolfe is the vice president for policy and planning for the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools. She has more than 20 years of experience working on federal education policy, and has been a strong advocate of charter schools ever since her first visit to a charter school in 1998 for a U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Education and the Workforce field hearing.

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.

Blog posts by Christy Wolfe


Live from the Road: Christy Wolfe Recaps Global Educational Policy Fellowship - Baden-Württemberg

National Alliance Senior Policy Advisor Christy Wolfe writes about her experience in the Global Educational Policy Fellowship Program as she explores various German and Swiss apprenticeship programs to explore the potential of career and technical education in the United States charter school sector.

Congress Renewed the Perkins Act: What Does it Mean for Charter Schools?

National Alliance Policy Advisor Christy Wolfe explains some of the changes for charter schools in the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act, which renews the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act.
Christy Wolfe

Vice President, Policy and Planning