LEXINGTON, Ky. – Education advocate and policy leader Cory Curl has been named associate executive director of the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence.
Curl’s appointment is effective September 7, 2015. She will succeed Brigitte Blom Ramsey, named recently as executive director of the statewide education advocacy organization.
A graduate of Guilford College in North Carolina, with a bachelor’s degree in geology, and the University of Kentucky Martin School, with a master’s degree in public administration, Curl has been a senior fellow for assessment and accountability for Achieve, Inc., since January 2012. Achieve is a national nonprofit organization that helps states achieve their education goals with technical assistance, research and development, and tools for advocacy and communications.
“Cory has the perfect mix of public policy expertise and experience in education related advocacy. She is committed to ensuring the best education for future generations of Kentuckians. We couldn’t be happier that Cory has agreed to help lead the Committee’s efforts,” said Ramsey.
Curl, of Versailles, has an extensive background in education policy. Her experience includes working as a consultant in the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Innovation and Improvement; director of the Tennessee Department of Education’s education delivery unit and director of policy and planning for the department; and as a research analyst and policy advisor for state and national organizations.
She became a member of the Prichard Committee in 2012.
“The Prichard Committee has such a remarkable history of articulating educational aspirations for the Commonwealth – and of harnessing the energy and commitment of its citizens to translate these aspirations into action and impact. I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to work under Brigitte’s leadership to continue in this tradition, partnering with citizens, policymakers, teachers, parents and students to accelerate Kentucky’s educational progress into the top tier,” said Curl.