Aimee Rogstad Guidera, Founder and Executive Director, leads the Data Quality Campaign’s (DQC) efforts to encourage policymakers to increase the availability and use of high-quality education data to improve student achievement. Guidera was named one of TIME’s School of Thought: 12 Education Activists of 2012 for her devoted and proactive leadership on the data front.
Prior to launching DQC in 2005, Guidera served as the director of the Washington, DC, office of the National Center for Educational Accountability, where she built and managed relations with leaders in business and education organizations as well as managed the administration of the Just for the Kids school improvement model. From 1995 to 2003, Guidera filled various roles at the National Alliance of Business (NAB), supporting the corporate community’s efforts to increase achievement at all levels of learning. As NAB vice president of programs, she managed the Business Coalition Network, which included more than 1,000 business-led coalitions focused on improving education in communities across the country.
Prior to joining NAB, Guidera focused on school readiness, academic standards, and accountability systems with the Center for Best Practices at the National Governors Association. She also taught for the Japanese Ministry of Education in five Hiroshima high schools, where she interviewed educators and studied the Japanese education system.
Guidera received her bachelor of arts from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public & International Affairs and earned a master’s degree in public policy from Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.