Rebecca Kockler

Founder and CEO

As the former Assistant Superintendent of Academics at the Louisiana Department of Education, Rebecca played a significant role in redesigning Louisiana’s statewide assessment system. During her tenure, she built a complete and nationally validated English language arts curriculum and aligned statewide interim assessment system, implementing a nationally recognized curricular and assessment review process, founding an advanced principal fellowship program, and training cohorts of thousands of teacher leaders each quarter. As a result of her tireless work, students in Louisiana not only achieved record-high college enrollment rates, graduation rates, TOPS-eligibility (state-funded scholarship) rates, postsecondary credentialing rates, and ACT scores, but the state was the fastest-improving state in the country on Advanced Placement and has ranked in the top ten for growth among states in all four core subjects of NAEP. Rebecca is also the Program Director at AERDF’s Reading Reimagined.