Meet the Public Policy Staff


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Noelle Ellerson Ng - Associate Executive Director, Policy & Advocacy
@Noellerson             703-875-0764


Noelle Ellerson Ng joined the AASA Public Policy staff in 2007 as a policy analyst. In that time, she has focused on leveraging the voice of school administrators in all aspects of federal education policy though member networks, outreach, policy analysis and involvement in the legislative process. Her work involves research and analysis supporting AASA’s advocacy work for public education as well as representing AASA advocacy priorities on Capitol Hill. Ellerson handles AASA’s survey and data programs and maintains AASA’s advocacy network and social media, including AASA’s advocacy blog and twitter. She regularly speaks on federal education policy to school leaders across the country.

Sasha Pudelski - Assistant Director, Policy & Advocacy
@SPudelski      703-875-0733

Sasha Pudelski joined the AASA Public Policy staff in 2010. As part of the advocacy team, she helps represent AASA's advocacy priorities on Capitol Hill, including IDEA, ELL, CTE, Rural, and Medicaid.

Tara Thomas  - Analyst, Policy & Advocacy
@TaraEThomas1  703-303-2551

Tara Thomas joined the AASA Public Policy Staff in September 2021. In her role, she represents AASA's advocacy priorities on Capitol Hill including higher education, early education and school nutrition. Tara also leads the Public Policy Team’s member surveys and research.

Kat Sturdevant - Coordinator, Advocacy & Governance
@k_sturdevant    703-875-0739

Kat joined the AASA Public Policy staff in October 2021. She handles content curation, graphic design and management on the Leading Edge Blog, AASA Advocacy App and Advocacy Twitter.