Julie Woods serves as a Senior Policy Advisor at LPI, where she works to strengthen education policy and practice across the country by leveraging high-quality research.
Prior to joining LPI, Woods was an Accountability Specialist at the Colorado Department of Education and supported the Department, State Board of Education, and Colorado schools and districts as they navigated the state’s accountability and improvement systems.
Previously, Woods was a Senior Policy Analyst at the Education Commission of the States, where she served all states by providing unbiased education policy information and support to state education leaders. In that role, she co-managed a team of policy staff working on issues across the educational spectrum and coordinated responses to state leaders’ policy questions.
Woods received a J.D. and an M.A. in Education Policy from the Pennsylvania State University and a B.A. in English from St. Edward’s University in Austin, TX.