Deborah Koolbeck
American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education

Deborah Koolbeck is the director of government relations at the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education. Prior to that, she worked for the Council on Competitiveness as director of outreach and policy and later as vice president. She also served as a legislative director for two Democrats in the House of Representatives and as a policy adviser for the House Education and Labor Committee. She also taught astronomy, physics and chemistry for the Chicago School of the Arts. She holds a bachelor’s degree in astronomy and physics from the University of Arizona and a master’s in education from DePaul University.