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Callie Riley, Senior Policy Associate for Postsecondary Engagement - Achieve
Callie Riley currently serves as Achieve’s Senior Policy Associate for Postsecondary Engagement. In this role, she focuses on K-16 educator and state leader engagement strategies for the PARCC common assessment consortium. Her primary responsibilities include working with state postsecondary faculty and leaders to build sustainable in- and cross-state networks that will deepen and strengthen state participation in PARCC and managing the outreach and engagement strategy for the PARCC Educator Leader Cadres (ELCs), a group of more than 500 core K-16 educators across 20 states, to support the successful transition to the Common Core and PARCC assessment system. For the ELCs, she also leads the development of in-person and virtual professional development resources. Before joining Achieve, Callie taught junior high school English in the Kuji City (Japan) public school system and middle school reading in Florida. She also worked for the University of Maryland’s QUEST Honors Program. A Florida native, Callie holds a bachelor's degree in East Asian Studies and Political Science from Wittenberg University and a master's in Educational Leadership and Policy from the University of Maryland, College Park.