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Kaylan Connally serves as Program Manager, Student Expectations at the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) where she supports states’ efforts to develop and implement policies and practices that promote equitable outcomes for all learners, with a focus on students with disabilities. In this role, she helps build the capacity of states to strengthen their educator preparation and development programs for the success of each child. Prior to joining CCSSO, Kaylan held positions at New America and DC Public Schools where she wrote and worked on educator workforce policy and implementation. Kaylan began her career as a sixth-grade English teacher in Brooklyn. She holds an EdM in education policy and management from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and a BA from New York University.