Chris Korsmo is recognized as a visionary leader on education policy in Washington State and across the country. She brings more than 20 years of successful advocacy work on behalf of students and families to Strategies 360 as Senior Vice President of the firm’s well-established education advocacy practice.
Most recently, Korsmo led the League of Education Voters, one of Washington state’s foremost education advocacy groups working to provide every student in the state equal opportunity for success.
Chris has written opinion pieces for The Seattle Times and Crosscut and co-authored journal articles including “Paving a Path to Best Practices in Washington State: How Changing School Discipline Policies Can Curb Disproportionality and Close the Achievement Gap” in Western Washington University’s Journal of Educational Controversy. She is a board member with the Washington State Charter Schools Association. She also served on the Policy Innovators in Education executive committee, the Eastside Pathways Leadership Committee, and as secretary of the Arbor Heights Elementary School PTA. In the fall of 2012, the national Policy Innovators in Education named Chris the “Most Valuable Player” of the Year.
Prior to joining the League of Education Voters, Chris worked for Planned Parenthood Federation of America as their Director of Government Relations and with Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin prior to that in government affairs. When she is not advocating for an education system that lifts our children’s future, Chris can be found coaching her son’s soccer team and cheering on her beloved Green Bay Packers.