Courtney Criswell

Courtney brings nearly 20 years of experience from both sides of the education policy-making dais, she is a seasoned advocate and coalition builder. Courtney’s leadership centers on ensuring that all students have access to a great education, a pathway to go to and through college, and be empowered to lead a choice-filled life. Before joining the PIE Network, Courtney spent nearly a decade building KIPP’s policy, advocacy, and community engagement portfolio from the ground up. She’s led a coalition of the nation’s highest-performing charter school networks that have successfully advocated on policies spanning K-12 education, higher education, immigration, and school nutrition. She previously worked for The Broad Foundation and the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Innovation and Improvement. She is a graduate of the University of Southern California and holds a Master of Public Administration from Syracuse University.

What I Do

Facilitate connections, create resources and campaign supports, and serve as a strategic thought partner so that PIE Network members and partners can build a better tomorrow for our nation’s students.

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Charting the course for a winning campaign, creating coalitions that span the political spectrum, and supporting a diverse bench of advocates and policy leaders for the future.

When I'm not at Work

You are likely to find her riding her beach cruiser to the ocean, cooking her way through the NYT's recipes, channeling Joanna Gaines on home improvement projects, or out sailing with her family.