Kristen Amundson
Executive Director


  • Federal policy
  • Leadership and governance
  • State policy

Kris Amundson is the executive director of the National Association of State Boards of Education. She has more than two decades of experience as a policymaker. She represented the 44th District in the Virginia General Assembly from 1999-2009. During that time, she was a member of Virginia’s P–16 Council and the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB). Before successfully running for an Assembly seat, Amundson, a former teacher, served for nearly a decade on the Fairfax County, Va., school board, including two years as its chairwoman. Most recently, 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, the Richmond Times-Dispatch and other publications.