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White House Education Expert to Keynote Washington Week

AACTE Washington Week, June 3 – 5, is just three weeks away, and members can expect a robust agenda diving into various topics within advocacy for educator preparation in the nation’s capital.

Jessica Cardichon, special assistant to the President for Education in the Domestic Policy Counsel will kick off the week’s events as the keynote speaker. Before this position, Cardichon served as education director for the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee Majority under the chair, Senator Bernie Sanders (D-Vermont).

Cardichon also served as director of the Washington, DC office and director of federal policy for the Learning Policy Institute. She began her career as an upper elementary school teacher in New York City for seven years and then worked at Teachers College, Columbia University as a program manager for the implementation of early career educator induction programs.

She received her M.A. and Ed.D. from Teachers College, Columbia University, and her J.D. from the Elizabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University. Cardichon also has served as an adjunct professor at Georgetown University.

Registration is still open. Visit the Washington Week page to preview the latest agenda and register by June 1. Hotel rooms are still available — book yours today.

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