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- Vice-Chair, National Assessment Governing Board
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- Co-Founder, StandardsWork
Susan Pimentel, co-founder of StandardsWork®, specializes in standards-driven school reform and works as an education writer, analyst, and consultant. After earning a bachelor of science in early childhood education and a law degree from Cornell University, Pimentel worked in the Maryland state legislature. She served as senior policy advisor for Maryland Governor William Donald Schaefer, and then as special counsel to former Superintendent John Murphy in Prince George's County, MD, the nation's sixteenth largest school district. Her efforts resulted in the phase-out of student tracking, an enriched core curricula, advances in school-site management, and a results-based school accountability program. Subsequently, she was director of the World Class Schools Panel (impaneled to sculpt a concrete plan of action for school transformation) in Charlotte-Mecklenburg, NC.
In addition to Co-founding StandardsWork, Susan Pimentel is the lead writer for the English Language Arts and Literacy Standards for the Common Core State Standards Initiative, Co-founder of Student Achievement Partners and Vice-Chair of the National Assessment Governing Board.