Director of Assessment and Accountability Policy
Michele McNeil is the director of assessment and accountability policy at The College Board. Prior to joining the organization in May 2014, she worked for eight years as a reporter at Education Week, a national K-12 newspaper based in Bethesda, Md. She spent most of her time covering federal policy, including the policies and politics of U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, his competitive grant programs, and No Child Left Behind Act waivers. She founded and co-authored the Politics K-12 blog on edweek.org, which became one of the newspaper’s most popular blogs for its mix of breaking news and analysis. Before moving to the East Coast, she was a reporter at The Indianapolis Star for 10 years, first covering local schools and education trends, and then as a Statehouse reporter. She graduated from Franklin College in Indiana in 1997 with majors in journalism and French, and obtained her master’s degree in public policy from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County in 2010.