Sasha Pudelski joined AASA in 2010 as a legislative specialist. As the Director of Advocacy for AASA, she leads the advocacy and policy team at AASA. In this role, she is the primary representative of AASA on Capitol Hill and in meetings with federal agencies. She specializes in federal policy and funding issues that touch on school safety and school climate, the delivery of healthcare services in schools and special education.
Sasha also co-leads the National Coalition for Public Education, a coalition of national education, civil rights, religious, secular, LGBTQ and military-connected organizations that fight efforts to privatize federal education funding. She also founded the Medicaid in Schools Coalition, a coalition of national education, healthcare and child welfare organizations that aim to improve and protect the school-based Medicaid program. Sasha is also on the board of the Rebuild America’s School Infrastructure Coalition.
A native of New Jersey, she graduated from Oberlin College. She is an alum of the Institute for Educational Leadership Education Policy Fellowship Program and the McCourt School of Public Policy, Georgetown University Certificate in Education Finance. She resides in Virginia with her husband and two daughters.