Meet the Public Policy Staff

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Noelle Ellerson Ng - Associate Executive Director, Policy & Advocacy
@Noellerson             703-875-0764

Noelle Ellerson Ng joined AASA in 2007 as a policy analyst. As associate executive director, she directs the advocacy and governance efforts of AASA. In this role she spearheads the organization’s work with Congress and the U.S. Department of Education. Her team is responsible for representing the voice and priorities of the nation’s public school superintendents in all aspects of federal education policy and uses member networks, outreach, policy analysis, and surveys and research to advance their work. She is responsible for the organization’s governance work, including direct support and management for the executive committee and governing board, as well as our 49 chartered state affiliates. 

She speaks regularly on federal education policy to school leaders across the country.

Before coming to AASA, Ellerson Ng was a high school special education teacher in Central New York. She worked in state-level advocacy for the College Board while earning her master’s degree.

A native of New York, Ellerson Ng graduated from Nazareth College of Rochester with a degree in political science and certification in elementary and special education. She completed her master’s degree in public policy and education administration and policy at the Rockefeller College at the University of Albany (SUNY). She is an alum of the Institute for Educational Leadership Education Policy Fellowship Program (Class of 2010), the Emerging Leaders Program through PDK (Class of 2013-14), and the McCourt School of Public Policy, Georgetown University Certificate in Education Finance (2018).

Ellerson Ng has published several chapters, articles and white papers covering education policy, superintendent advocacy and superintendent pathways.

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Sasha Pudelski - Assistant Director, Policy & Advocacy
@SPudelski      703-875-0733

Sasha Pudelski joined the AASA Public Policy staff in 2010. As part of the advocacy team, she helps represent AASA's advocacy priorities on Capitol Hill, including IDEA, ELL, CTE, Rural, and Medicaid.

Christian Rogers - Policy Analyst
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Chris Rogers joined AASA's Policy and Advocacy team in 2019. He monitors, evaluates and influences the legislative and regulatory actions of the federal government and maintains AASA policy analysis and research efforts.