Sandi JacobsDoug Ward
Before joining EducationCounsel, Sandi Jacobs was the Senior Vice President for State and District Policy at the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ). At NCTQ, she oversaw all teacher policy work, including direct work with states and testimony and presentations for national and local audiences. She also developed and managed NCTQ’s comprehensive State Teacher Policy Yearbook. Prior to that, Ms. Jacobs worked at the U.S. Department of Education as a Senior Education Program Specialist for the Reading First and Comprehensive School Reform Demonstration programs. She also taught 4th and 5th grade for nearly a decade at Public School 9 in Brooklyn, New York. Ms. Jacobs was a Presidential Management Intern and a charter corps member of Teach For America. She holds a master’s degree from Columbia University's Teachers College and a BA from Columbia College.