- Title: Associate Executive Director
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Office: 859-233-9849 x222
Cory Curl serves as Associate Executive Director at the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence. Prior to joining the Prichard Committee staff, Cory was Senior Fellow for Assessment and Accountability at Achieve, where she was responsible for providing support and guidance to states on improving the quality and utility of assessments, accountability, and public reporting systems. She also led the organization’s initiatives on competency-based education. She has represented the U.S. Department of Education for the Strong Cities, Strong Communities initiative in Memphis, Tennessee, where she focused on providing guidance on the City’s cradle-to-career education strategy. She served as director of the Education Delivery Unit at the Tennessee Department of Education, where she led the state’s performance management efforts to reach ambitious goals for student performance. As a senior policy advisor for EducationCounsel, she provided strategic counsel to states, districts, foundations, and other clients on an array of education policy and implementation issues. She led efforts to promote teacher effectiveness while serving in the Governor’s Office of State Planning and Policy in Tennessee, and coordinated school finance, accountability, data, teacher equity, and other issues as policy director for the Tennessee Department of Education. Cory received a bachelor’s degree in geology from Guilford College in Greensboro, North Carolina, and a master’s degree in public administration from the Martin School of Public Policy and Administration at the University of Kentucky. In 1994, she received a Kentucky Arts, Education, and Humanities Award for her student advocacy in support of the Kentucky Education Reform Act of 1990.