Education Division

About Education

NGA Education provides information, research synthesis, policy analysis, technical assistance and resources to governors and their staff on education topics spanning early childhood through college and career. At the center of the division’s work are three core principles: equity, alignment and data-driven. The division focuses its work on five key initiatives: whole child; personalized education; human capital; standards, assessments, and accountability; and governance and finance. Each initiative includes a range of focus areas that align with the needs of governors and their education policy advisors.

Education Staff

Beth Caron | profile

Program Director
Seth Gerson | profile

Senior Policy Analyst
Mandy Sorge | profile

Senior Policy Analyst
David Casalaspi | profile

Policy Analyst
Jon Alfuth | profile

Policy Analyst
Tiffany Ferrette | profile

Project Coordinator
April Mellion | profile

Program Assistant
Jessica Kannam | Profile

Strategic Plan:

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  • Whole Child
  • Personalized Education
  • Standards, Assessment, and Accountability
  • Human Capital*
  • Governance and Finance

*The Education Division works closely with the Wallace Foundation on school leadership issues. For more information on school leadership, please visit the Wallace Foundation Knowledge Center.