Professor Ross is currently the Director of Educator Quality and Effectiveness at the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) in Washington, DC. She is also an adjunct faculty member at Georgetown University Law Center, where she teaches U.S. Legal Research, Analysis and Writing, and American University Graduate School of Education, where she teaches Education Law and Policy. Most recently, Prof. Ross served as the Vice President and Managing Director of Teacher Policy at the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ), where she oversaw state research and policy and led technical assistance to support states’ efforts to ensure that every student has effective teachers and every teacher has the opportunity to become effective. Prior to joining NCTQ, Prof. Ross worked at the U.S. Department of Education on initiatives including: ESEA flexibility, Excellent Educators for All, and regulations and guidance under the Every Student Succeeds Act. Prof. Ross began her career as a third grade teacher at Simon Elementary School in Washington, D.C. She holds a B.A. from Georgetown University, where she studied English Literature and Government; an M.A.T. from American University in Elementary Education; a J.D. from Villanova University School of Law, where she was a public interest scholar; and an Ed.M. from Harvard University Graduate School of Education, where she was a Zuckerman Fellow.