Cory joined the staff in September 2015. Previously, she was Senior Fellow for Assessment and Accountability for Achieve, a national, non-partisan organization in Washington, DC, dedicated to improving educational outcomes. She has held positions for the U.S. Department of Education, the Tennessee Governor’s Office of Planning and Policy and the Tennessee Department of Education. She completed undergraduate studies at Guilford College and holds a MPA from University of Kentucky’s Martin School. She is a recipient of the Kentucky Arts, Education and Humanities Service Award for her work on behalf of the Kentucky Education Reform Act.