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Jessah Foulk Walker

Council of Chief State School Officers
Federal Relations Manager
Jessah Walker is the Federal Relations Manager at the Council of Chief State
School Officers (CCSSO), a nonpartisan, nationwide, nonprofit organization of
public officials who head departments of elementary and secondary education
in the states, the District of Columbia, the Department of Defense Education
Activity, and five U.S. extra-state jurisdictions. CCSSO provides leadership,
advocacy, and technical assistance on major educational issues. CCSSO seeks
member consensus on major educational issues and expresses their views to
civic and professional organizations, federal agencies, Congress, and the

Prior to joining CCSSO, Jessah worked as a Legislative Assistant in the
United States Senate and House of Representatives, covering a variety of
issues including education, labor, child welfare, and appropriations.
Between earning degrees at Bryn Mawr College and the Goldman School of Public
Policy at the University of California at Berkeley, Jessah worked in a
variety of state and federal government offices, including a state education
agency, state legislature, a governor’s office, and the Government
Accountability Office.