Emily Schultz is the director for state advocacy and policy for the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools. Prior to joining the National Alliance, she served as the executive director of the Alabama Coalition for Public Charter Schools. Emily came to the Coalition from Governor Bentley’s Office, where she served as education policy director.
Before joining the Governor’s staff, Emily was a senior program manager in Mass Insight’s School Turnaround Group. In this role, she supported public school districts to identify and implement intervention strategies for their lowest performing schools, most recently working with Central Falls School District in Rhode Island. Prior to that, she was the manager of autonomous initiatives in the Chancellor’s Office at the District of Columbia Public Schools, managing differentiated supports for schools.
Emily started her career in education as a second-grade teacher at Cascade Elementary in Atlanta through Teach for America. She is an Alabama native and has an undergraduate degree in Political Science and Educational Studies from Carleton College, and a Master in Education Policy from Stanford University.