Judy Harris

Judy brings over 17 years of teaching experience to her role as Policy & Advocacy Director at NWEA. She is a National Board Certified Teacher, a Reading Specialist, and middle school Language Arts teacher. Judy was a member of the Joint Assessment Task Force for Oregon and co-authored “The New Path for Oregon: System of Assessment to Empower Meaningful Student Learning.” Judy has also served on both national and state level ESSA implementation teams, and she was one of just 30 active classroom teachers selected by the NEA from across the nation to help educators with the implementation of ESSA. What excites her the most about the work she is doing is having the opportunity to move initiatives forward that will make a difference for kids as they get prepared to chase their own individual American dream.