Nina Rees is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the
National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, the leading national
nonprofit organization committed to advancing the charter school
movement. Prior to her current position, Ms. Rees was Senior
Vice President for Strategic Initiatives at Knowledge Universe
Education, a leading global education company with investments in
early childhood education, before and after school programs and
online instruction, where she was responsible for the
company's government relations work in Washington, D.C..
Before joining Knowledge Universe, Ms. Rees worked for over 15
years in Washington, D.C., as the Assistant Deputy Secretary for
Innovation and Improvement at the U.S. Department of Education. She
oversaw the administration of 28 grant programs and coordinated the
implementation of several provisions of the No Child Left Behind
Prior to joining the White House, Ms. Rees served as the senior
education analyst at the Heritage Foundation, where she authored
more than two dozen policy briefs and served as the foundation's
chief spokesperson on education.
Ms. Rees currently serves on the board of directors of the
Education Industry Association, as well as the board of advisors of
the National Association of Charter School Authorizers and the
Program on Education Policy and Governance at Harvard University's
John F. Kennedy School of Government.
Ms. Rees holds a B.A. in Psychology from VA Tech and a Master's
in International Transactions from George Mason University.