Lillian Pace
Senior Director of National Policy


  • Accountability
  • Assessment
  • College readiness
  • Early college
  • Education law
  • ESEA
  • Federal policy
  • High schools
  • Personalized learning

As KnowledgeWorks’ senior director of National Policy, Lillian Pace works to bridge the divide between Washington, D.C., and the education system by providing policymakers and national leaders with insight into innovative education reform. Pace works to craft and advance KnowledgeWorks’ federal policy agenda, advocating for policy conditions that empower personalized learning at the state, community, and school levels. During her time at KnowledgeWorks, Pace has authored a number of national publications focused on competency education, collective impact, and high school reform. Pace joined KnowledgeWorks after directing the U.S. House Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary and Secondary Education. As the subcommittee director, Pace worked on reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, managing the legislative drafting process for various sections of the bill. Pace received her Master of Public Policy degree from The George Washington University and her Bachelor of Arts degree from Washington and Lee University.