Cory Curl

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.

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Alana Morton

  • Title: Program Associate
  • Organization: Governor's Commonwealth Institute for Parent Leadership
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  • Office: (859) 233-9849 ext 223

A native of Lexington, Alana joined the Prichard Committee in the fall of 2005 after spending 3 ½ years at the Mayor’s Training Center where she worked directly for the Executive Director, Arnold Gaither. As a program associate at the Prichard Committee, she is responsible for the materials production for all parent training programs and assists in all aspects of  conducting the Governor’s Commonwealth Institute for Parent Leadership. She also provides technical support for GCIPL programming and assists with overall office functions at the Prichard Committee. Alana is a 2006 GCIPL Fellow.

Alana’s greatest strength is her technological savvy. She has been involved in supporting the youth program and is well versed in the Workforce Investment Act. Alana’s volunteer activities have focused on assisting with the Back to School Rally and the Urban Academic Challenge. She is a member, in good standing, of the Knowledge in the Hood Book Club and works in the Projection Ministry and Sunday school at her church. She is also actively in the PTA and has served as a PTA president. Alana is married with 3 children and loves to game and collect movies.

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