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Kristen Amundson served as the President and CEO of the National Association of State Boards of Education from 2013 – 2019. She led the association through a strategic planning process that focused association resources on the issues of greatest importance to state board of education members. 


Amundson represented the 44th District in the Virginia General Assembly from 1999 to 2009.  During that time, she was a member of Virginia’s P–16 Council and the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB). Before her election to the General Assembly, Amundson—a former

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teacher—served for nearly a decade on the Fairfax County, Va., School Board, including two years as its chairwoman. She was the senior vice president for external affairs at Education Sector, an independent think tank. 


She writes frequently on education issues and has been published in The Washington Post and the Richmond Times-Dispatch, among others.  She has served as a keynote speaker, a panelist, and a panel moderator on a wide range of topics.


In 2017, she was appointed by Gov. McAuliffe to serve as one of Virginia's Commissioners on the Education Commission of the States. She is the co-founder of la BECA Women’s Scholarship Foundation, which has provided support to more than 100 girls and women in Central and South America to pursue their educational dreams.



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5902 Mount Eagle Dr.

Suite 1104

Alexandria, VA 22303

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