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Ashley LiBetti Mitchel

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Ashley LiBetti Mitchel
Senior Analyst
Policy and Thought Leadership

Background: Ashley LiBetti Mitchel is a senior analyst with Bellwether Education Partners in the Policy and Thought Leadership practice area. Since joining Bellwether in 2013, Ashley has developed deep expertise in early childhood education, teacher preparation, and charter schools. Her research and analysis have been featured in U.S. News & World ReportHuffington PostThe Washington Post, The 74Hechinger Report, and elsewhere. Prior to joining Bellwether, Ashley worked for the U.S. Department of Education, Baltimore Education Research Consortium, Baltimore City Public Schools, Urban Teachers, and City Year Los Angeles. Ashley has a B.A. with honors from McGill University and a master's of public policy from Johns Hopkins University.

Experience at Bellwether: policy research and analysis, implementation

Client segments served: state education agencies, policy organizations, foundations, advocacy organizations

Sample clients: Rhode Island Department of Education, Rural Opportunities Consortium of Idaho, Joyce Foundation

Why I do this work: I’m the first person in my family to graduate from college — education fundamentally changed the options available to me. Policy as a whole is closer to where we need to be to give every student that opportunity, but we have a long way to go.

Recent Media


C-SPAN - Ashley LiBetti Mitchel talked about her Education Next article in the Winter 2017 issue on pre-K programs at charter schools in the U.S.