Noelle Ellerson
Associate Executive Director, Policy and Advocacy


  • Federal policy
  • Leadership and governance
  • School finance and spending
  • School funding

Noelle Ellerson directs the legislative and advocacy efforts of the American Association of School Administrators in Congress and the U.S. Department of Education as AASA’s associate executive director for policy and advocacy. Ellerson joined AASA in 2007 as a policy analyst. She leads AASA’s advocacy department in representing school administrators’ priorities within federal education policy discussions and supporting AASA’s advocacy work for public education. She regularly speaks on federal education policy to school leaders across the country. Ellerson began her career as a high school special education teacher in Central New York. She worked in state-level advocacy for the College Board while earning her master’s degree. Ellerson graduated from Nazareth College of Rochester with a degree in political science and certification in elementary/special education. She completed her master’s degree in public policy and education administration and policy at the Rockefeller College at the University of Albany of SUNY. She is an alum of the Institute for Educational Leadership Education Policy Fellowship Program and the Emerging Leaders Class of 2013-14 through Phi Delta Kappa.