President, Education Commission of the States, Colorado
Roger Sampson is president of Education Commission of the States. He has wide experience as a classroom teacher, principal, district superintendent and chief state school officer. Sampson left his post as commissioner of education for the Alaska Department of Education & Early Development to become ECS' president in September 2007. Sampson's distinguished education career has earned him a reputation for quality, innovation and increased student achievement. As president, Sampson provides vision, direction and leadership for the ECS organization. In this role, he participates extensively in meetings with constituents, including governors, legislators, other policymakers and education leaders. He and the ECS staff identify current and emerging national education issues and integrate those issues in development of the ECS education agenda.
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