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Friday, January 04, 2013

Idaho Deputy Carissa Miller Joins CCSSO as Deputy Executive Director

Contact:Melissa McGrathmelissa.mcgrath@ccsso.org202-336-7034

CCSSO announces today that Carissa Miller is named deputy executive director overseeing CCSSO's membership program, federal advocacy activities, and research service. Carissa will start in this position in February of 2013.   

Miller formerly served as the deputy superintendent for the 21st Century Classroom for the Idaho Department of Education. In this role she oversaw all state testing and was responsible for Adequate Yearly Progress designations under No Child Left Behind, graduation rate calculations and the growth model deployment along with content, school choice and charter schools.  Her background includes extensive experience in the development and administration of online assessments and adaptive testing.  Additionally, Miller served as the executive committee co-chair of the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium.

"I could not be more excited about adding Carissa to the leadership team here at CCSSO," said CCSSO Executive Director Chris Minnich. "She has proven to be a true leader at the Idaho Department of Education, and at the national level.  She will be a great asset for the organization and for chief state school officers across the country."

Melissa Zack Johnston who previously served as chief operating officer will serve as deputy executive director overseeing CCSSO programs and operations.  To learn more about CCSSO's leadership team click here