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Dorie Turner Nolt

Communications Strategist

Dorie is a communications consultant known nationally for her work with education organizations, nonprofits, and school districts. She helps her clients craft narratives about what they do—and most importantly—how they help students. 

Dorie served as press secretary and a key communication strategist in the Obama Administration for U.S. Education Secretaries Arne Duncan and John B. King Jr.; previously she worked for the Georgia Department of Education. As a recovering journalist, including six years as a national education reporter for The Associated Press, Dorie knows the importance of connecting reporters with organizations doing incredible work. Reporters know they can (and should!) come to her for stories. 

A native of Memphis and proud University of Tennessee alum, Dorie is the daughter of a lifelong educator and a professional clown. Dorie lives in Washington, D.C., with her tech startup husband, son, and a very tiny dog. She’s an activist and volunteer with DC Mutual Aid and Moms Demand DC, because social justice is justice for all. She only talks about herself in the third person when absolutely necessary. 

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