Jessica Cardichon

Director of Federal Policy and Director, Washington DC Office

Jessica Cardichon plays a leadership role in developing federal legislative and regulatory strategy and co-leads LPI’s policy team. She is also a member of LPI’s Educator Quality and Deeper Learning teams and is the lead author of Advancing Educational Equity for Underserved Youth.

Cardichon began her career teaching upper elementary school in New York City for seven years and then working for Teachers College, Columbia University, as a program manager for implementation of early career educator induction programs. Upon moving to Washington, DC, she served as Education Counsel to Senator Bernard Sanders, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee. She then served as Senior Director for Federal Policy and Advocacy at the Alliance for Excellent Education. 

Cardichon received an Ed.D. and an M.A. in Politics and Education from Teachers College, Columbia University. She also earned a J.D. from Pace University School of Law.

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