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Kris Amundson

All4Ed Policy Advisor, KJA Strategies

Kristen Amundson has more than three decades of leadership in K-12 education at the local, state, and national levels. She served as the President and CEO of the National Association of State Boards of Education from 2013 – 2019. 

Amundson represented the 44th District in the Virginia General Assembly from 1999 to 2009.  Before her election to the General Assembly, Amundson—a former teacher—served for nearly a decade on the Fairfax County, Va., School Board, including two years as its chairwoman. 

Her book 81 Questions for Parents: Helping Your Kids Succeed in School was published in 2021. She is a frequent contributor on education to the opinion pages of The Richmond Times-Dispatch and The Washington Post, among others. 

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