Chief Equity Officer
Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO)
Headquarters: Washington, DC
Industry: Education Policy Nonprofit
CEO: Carissa Moffat Miller, PhD
Her Credentials: BS, Temple University; M Ed (2) & PhD (ABD), Pennsylvania State University
Her Philosophy: Empowered Black Women Empower Black Women.
In 2020, Chief Equity Officer Annie Holmes and her team produced an internal Equity Summit to onboard all staff into the equity approaches that would be implemented going forward. They also were able to work with state education policy leaders to address systemic racism within the education system. And finally, they were able to convince 26 states to establish an equity leader position within the state education agency.
In 2021, Holmes plans to continue to build out additional strategies and policy shifts that will achieve even greater racial equity across the education system.