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This profile was last updated on 12/19/14  and contains information from public web pages and contributions from the ZoomInfo community.

Executive Director

Phone: (202) ***-****  HQ Phone
Email: c***@***.org
Local Address: Washington DC, District of Columbia, United States
Council of Chief State School Officers
One Massachusetts Avenue , NW , Suite 700 ,
Washington Dc , District of Columbia 20001
United States

Company Description: The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) is a nationwide, nonprofit organization of public officials who head departments of elementary and secondary...   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • Masters of Public Policy
    University of Maryland , College Park
  • Bachelor of Science , Political Science
    University of Washington , Seattle
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Web References
CCSSO - Leadership Team, 19 Dec 2014 [cached]
CCSSO Executive Director Chris Minnich
Chris Minnich, CCSSO Executive Director Chris Minnich assumed his role as Executive Director of the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) in December, 2012. Chris has worked at CCSSO since 2008, when he was hired to direct the Council's standards program-the work that would later become the Common Core State Standards (Common Core). In 2009 he assumed the role of Strategic Initiative Director of Standards, Assessment and Accountability, where he led the development and adoption of the Common Core in 45 states. In 2010, Minnich became the Senior Membership Director, where he has served as the lead contact for all 57 of CCSSO's members. In the last two years, Minnich has led the Council's advocacy and communications teams in rallying states to collaboratively reform their standards and accountability systems. His efforts have been invaluable in advancing the national implementation of the Common Core, and cultivating essential cooperation between states and the federal government to improve education for all students.
Minnich has an extensive background in assessment and accountability work. From 2005-2008, he held multiple positions at Harcourt (now Pearson), all focused on the advancement and improvement of assessments. Minnich led the development and deployment of a teacher-centered online portal focused on assessment education.
As the Director of Test Design and Implementation at the Oregon Department of Education from 2003-2005, Minnich led the statewide, online assessment implementation for the Oregon Department of Education
Minnich holds a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from the University of Washington, Seattle, as well as a Masters of Public Policy from the University of Maryland, College Park. Minnich lives in Alexandria, VA with his wife Whitney and his son Carson.
News | Data Quality Campaign, 30 Dec 2014 [cached]
Chris Minnich
CCSSO Staff, 9 June 2010 [cached]
Chris Minnich Strategic Initiative Director 202-312-6868
CCSSO - Leadership Team Bios, 25 June 2012 [cached]
Bruce Buterbaugh | Melissa Zack Johnston | Chris Minnich | Janice Poda
Chris Minnich, Senior Membership Director
Chris Minnich serves as the Senior Membership Director at the Council of Chief State School Officers ("CCSSO"). In this role, he manages the communications, advocacy and membership functions of the Council. This includes advocating on behalf of the state chiefs and generating collective state action around key education reform areas.
Prior to his current role at CCSSO, he led the standards and assessment work at CCSSO, where they are currently working on implementing common standards across states.
Prior to CCSSO, Chris worked at Pearson Assessment as the Director of the Assessment Academy Project which provided information regarding assessment practices to different users around the world.
Washington, D.C. (December 10, 2014) -- ..., 10 Dec 2014 [cached]
Washington, D.C. (December 10, 2014) -- CCSSO Executive Director Chris Minnich released the following statement about New York Education Commissioner John King's move to the U.S. Department of Education:
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