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Carolyn Phenicie
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Carolyn Phenicie

Assistant Communications Director, P-12

Carolyn leads media strategy, press outreach and engagement for the P-12 team. Before joining EdTrust, Carolyn was the press secretary at the Council of Chief State School Officers, where she managed media relations and publications for the Council and led media outreach for the National Teacher of the Year program. She previously worked as a journalist, covering federal K-12 policy as part of the founding team at The 74 and covering federal K-12, higher education and workforce issues for Congressional Quarterly – Roll Call.

Carolyn holds a bachelor’s degree from American University and a master’s degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.



Early 2000’s pop music, true crime documentaries, and potato chips

What’s your favorite thing to do outside of work?

I’m an avid reader and traveler. I have volunteered with Community Club, a tutoring and mentoring program for middle and high school students in Washington, D.C., since 2015.

What drew you to education?

Education touches so many other issues, from immigration to technology to racial and economic justice. Working in education allows me to see that interplay and have an impact on a variety of issues.