Veronica Tate is a seasoned educator with expertise in national education policy, state administration, program implementation, professional development services, curriculum development, and instructional pedagogy. Veronica holds a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Virginia and a Bachelor of Arts in American Civilization from Brown University.
As the President and CEO for Virginia Advanced Study Strategies, Inc. (VASS), Veronica Tate provides strategic direction to the organization’s educational support services to school divisions across Virginia. She builds partnerships with school divisions, industry partners, state and community groups, and other educational entities. She also serves as the co-director for the Rural Math Excel Partnership (RMEP), an Investing in Innovation (i3) project operated by VASS. She provides support to the director and project staff in designing and delivering project services and dissemination efforts.
In her previous position as the Director of the Office of Program Administration and Accountability at the Virginia Department of Education, Veronica provided overall leadership and direction in Virginia’s administration and implementation of federal programs under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), as amended by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB). She developed statewide policy related to ESEA program implementation and advised the executive leadership team on emerging trends and issues in federal education policy. Veronica coordinated various ESEA accountability applications, reports, and processes, including the statewide Accountability Workbook, Consolidated State Performance Report, School Improvement Grant application, federal program monitoring, and the Title III Accountability Plan. Veronica had oversight of Virginia’s $320M in annual ESEA awards via state administrative budgets and allocations to school divisions.
During her tenure at the Department, Veronica served as a primary liaison to the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, as Virginia’s federal liaison for the Council of Chief State School Officers, and as the President of the National Title I Association.
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