Washington, D.C. (January 8, 2020) -- The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) today announced that Carolyn Phenicie has joined its team as press secretary.
In this role, Phenicie will be the main point of contact for reporters and have responsibility for CCSSO’s proactive media relations strategy. She will lead media relations for the National Teacher of the Year Program and support communications directors in state education agencies.
Phenicie brings to CCSSO nine years of experience in reporting and writing and has held previous roles with The 74 and CQ Roll Call. As the senior writer and DC correspondent for The 74, Carolyn created the publication’s federal policy beat and developed extensive policy knowledge on the Every Student Succeeds Act, school choice policies, pre-K programs and other educational equity issues.
CCSSO is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization of public officials who head departments of elementary and secondary education in the states, the District of Columbia, the Department of Defense Education Activity, the Bureau of Indian Education and the five U.S. extra-state jurisdictions. The Council’s work is anchored in ensuring all students receive an equitable education and graduate prepared for college, careers and life.
Phenicie graduated from American University with a degree in print journalism with Spanish and political science minors, and from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism with a digital media concentration.
She can be reached at Carolyn.Phenicie@ccsso.org or 202-326-8698.
The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) is a nonpartisan, nationwide, nonprofit organization of public officials who head departments of elementary and secondary education in the states, the District of Columbia, the Department of Defense Education Activity, Bureau of Indian Education, and five U.S. extra-state jurisdictions. CCSSO provides leadership, advocacy, and technical assistance on major educational issues. The Council seeks member consensus on major educational issues and expresses their views to civic and professional organizations, federal agencies, Congress, and the public.
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