CCSSO Welcomes New Chief Strategy Officer

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Washington, D.C. (January 31, 2023) –– The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) today announced that state education agency leader Jonathan P. Moore will join as chief strategy officer.

Moore brings extensive experience from a career that spans education – from the classroom and principalship to leadership positions in state education agencies in Arizona and Nevada. He most recently served as deputy superintendent for student achievement at the Nevada Department of Education, leading the state’s student achievement division.

During his time in Nevada, Moore aligned resources which ultimately led to the state’s highest graduation rate on record. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, he supported the creation of Nevada’s portrait of a learner. He also helped launch a statewide learning management system, including high-quality instructional materials and high-quality professional development with more than 80 coaches across Nevada. Moore also served as Nevada Acting Superintendent of Public Instruction in 2019.

“I am thrilled to welcome Jonathan to our team. He is a strong, innovative leader with nearly a decade of experience at the state level,” said CCSSO Chief Executive Officer Carissa Moffat Miller. “Jonathan knows what it takes to serve students and educators, and the important role the state education agency plays to ensure all students graduate prepared for college, careers and life. I look forward to how he will enhance the one-of-a-kind supports we offer to state leaders.”

As chief strategy officer at CCSSO, Moore will create and execute the Council’s programmatic priorities and activities, aligned with CCSSO’s Strategic Plan Framework. He will lead the internal teams who oversee CCSSO’s professional learning networks, data and technology initiatives, educational equity, high-quality instructional materials, assessment, accountability and student supports.

“I am elated to join CCSSO as the chief strategy officer,” said Moore. “CCSSO has a rich history of supporting state leaders in their service to students and educators. I look forward to joining my new colleagues as we work in furtherance of the vision that all students will graduate prepared for college, careers and life.”

Moore received a B.A. in international studies and political science at Loyola University Chicago, a M.Ed. in secondary education at Arizona State University, and an Ed.D. in educational leadership and innovation at Arizona State University.


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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