Director of Education Reform
Laura’s experience in various levels of the education system has prepared her to lead this movement effectively. As one of Florida Parents Against Common Core founding members, Laura’s work led to the removal of Common Core standards in Florida. Additionally, she has served as president of her county’s parent-teacher association and as an elected member of her local school board. These experiences have equipped her to form and guide effective parent coalitions across the country. As a parent of three school-age children, Laura knows that the key to education reform is not just white papers but parents across the country standing up for their families.
Deputy Director of Programs
Josiah has worked on grassroots campaigns across the country, organizing grassroots efforts to maximize the community's voice in everything from municipal to statewide elections. He understands the influence that community members have and how to maximize their impact. Before working in grassroots, Josiah taught middle and high school students in Rockwall, Texas. Growing up in a homeschool family and then teaching in the public school system has provided him with an understanding of varying student needs and how to meet them.
BEST Deputy Director
Amy is the Author of Parent on Purpose and speaks to moms and dads about the importance of raising their children with more intentionality. Her work has evolved into empowering parents to stand up for education reform in Arizona and around the country. Amy is a mother of six and an advocate for foster care adoption. She is currently running for a seat on the Scottsdale Unified School Board in November of 2022.