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TER Announces Julie Linn as Executive Director

Texans for Education Reform
January 9, 2014

January 9, 2014
Contact: Sherry Sylvester                                                                  
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(Austin, Texas)  The Board of Texans for Education Reform (TER) announced today that Julie Linn has been appointed Executive Director of the statewide organization.  In announcing the appointment, TER Board President Florence Shapiro said:

“Julie Linn understands the challenges facing Texas schools and has demonstrated a strong commitment to improving education in Texas.  Her experience at the Governor’s office, TEA and the Legislature make her a perfect fit for Texans for Education Reform and we look forward to her contributions.”

Linn is knowledgeable on a wide range of educational issues and has extensive and diverse experience in education policy in Texas, nationwide, and globally.  She started her career in Texas public education over a decade ago, including serving as a legislative aide and then Chief Committee Clerk for the House Public Education Committee, creating a strong foundation for her career in education policy.

Linn is stepping down as an Education Advisor to Gov. Rick Perry to assume the position at TER.  She advised Gov. Perry on educational policy issues pertaining to K-12 and was responsible for the implementation and oversight of key public policy initiatives.   In this capacity she built a reputation as a thoughtful, collaborative education policy advocate.  Prior to that, she was the Director of International Partnerships for the College Board in Washington, D.C.

Linn holds a Masters in Public Service and Administration from the George Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M and a BA in General Studies from Dallas Baptist University.   

Read Linn's bio here.


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