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Nicholas Munyan-Penney

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Nicholas Munyan-Penney

Assistant Director, P-12 Policy

As assistant director of P-12 policy, Nicholas is responsible for overseeing work on a range of topics, including resource equity, assessments and accountability, and COVID recovery. Prior to Ed Trust, Nicholas was a senior policy analyst at Education Reform Now. Nicholas previously worked as a high school English Language Arts teacher in New Hampshire, in both charter and traditional public schools, which spurred his interest in education reform. He has a master’s in Education Policy from The George Washington University, an M.A. in Teaching Secondary English from Southern New Hampshire University, and a B.A. in Writing, Literature & Publishing from Emerson College.

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What drew you to education?
I was drawn to education policy after feeling woefully underprepared for the realities of the classroom by my teacher preparation program, as well as witnessing as a teacher a one-size-fits-all education system and the limited opportunities for my students.

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