Kelly Pollitt

Chief Advocacy Officer

Kelly Pollitt is chief advocacy officer at the National School Boards Association. Kelly leads NSBA’s federal advocacy and public policy group which develops policies and strategies to secure legislation and regulations that represent and champion the interests of local school boards before the executive and legislative branches of the federal government. Kelly also heads the efforts of the National School Boards Action Center, NSBA’s grassroots organization, and the Center for Public Education.

Kelly’s career in education policy, advocacy, and association management has been extensive. She worked on Capitol Hill, including as a special assistant to the Chairman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce and professional staff on the House Committee on Government Reform and Oversight, Subcommittee on the Census. She also worked at a D.C. based government relations firm representing school districts and non-profits. For close to a decade she advocated for federal education reforms in support of the nation’s 65,000 elementary and middle level Pre-K-8 principals at the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP).

Kelly received a bachelor’s degree in International Studies at Bowling Green State University, and a Brevet d’Etudes in French from the Institut de Touraine in Tours, France.

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