Jessica Cardichon is Senior Director of Policy and Advocacy for the Alliance for Excellent Education.
Prior to joining the Alliance, Dr. Cardichon served as education counsel to U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (VT), focusing on early care and education, and K–12 and higher education issues.
Dr. Cardichon began her career in education by teaching upper elementary school students for seven years in New York City. After teaching, she worked as a program evaluation manager for Teachers College, Columbia University and was responsible for designing, implementing, and evaluating professional development programs for early career teachers working in under-resourced communities.
Dr. Cardichon received her EdD and MA degrees in politics and education from Teachers College, Columbia University and a JD degree from Pace University School of Law.
We are thrilled to have Dr. Cardichon presenting "Graduation Rates for Reengaged Dropouts: Politics of Unintended Consequences" and as a participant in the following panels: "New Options and Opportunities under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act" and "Collective Action: From the Grassroots to the Capitol."