Everyone at the Alliance has one goal,
to make every child a graduate.
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Elizabeth Schneider

Chief of Staff and Senior Vice President for Strategic Initiatives

Elizabeth Schneider is chief of staff and senior vice president for strategic initiatives at All4Ed, providing strategic, operational, and program leadership to realize the organization’s mission. Ms. Schneider has spent thirty years working in government and nonprofit organizations in support of progressive agendas at the state, regional, and national levels.

Ms. Schneider has held positions of increasing responsibility at All4Ed since 2005, originally serving as vice president of state advocacy and outreach, launching All4Ed’s engagement with state policymakers and advocates around high school reform and adolescent literacy. From 2011–14, she served as executive vice president of outreach and strategic initiatives, leading and coordinating work with partners in support of the state-led development and adoption of college- and career-ready standards and aligned assessments. From 2009–10, Ms. Schneider served as All4Ed’s interim vice president of policy, guiding development and execution of the organization’s policy agenda.

Prior to joining All4Eed, Ms. Schneider served as executive director of the Southern Governors’ Association where she was responsible for its development and advocacy of regional policy recommendations on federal issues, development of multi-state initiatives to address regional challenges, and robust role as a nonpartisan leadership forum for the governors of sixteen states and two U.S. territories. Previously, she worked as a senior legislative assistant to Sen. Howell Heflin (AL), covering an array of domestic and international policy issues as well as serving as liaison to state and local elected officials.

Ms. Schneider graduated Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude from Birmingham Southern College with a BA degree in English and has done graduate work at Georgetown University. She served for ten years on the board of the National Guard Youth Challenge Program and is the proud parent of two public school graduates from T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria, Virginia.

Elizabeth Schneider is the author of:

Every Child a Graduate. Every Child Prepared for Life.