Columbia, South Carolina
Janice Poda serves as a senior consultant for Learning Forward where she coordinates the Redesign PD Partnership. She also serves as a senior advisor to the Council of Chief State School Officers as the lead for the Equitable access to Great Teachers and Leaders work among other projects. Previously, Poda served as the Strategic Initiative Director for the Education Workforce at CCSSO, the Deputy State Superintendent of Education for Administration and Chief of Staff at the South Carolina Department of Education (SCDE). At the district level, Janice worked as assistant superintendent for personnel, director of testing and research, and director of teacher evaluation. She began her career teaching social studies and children with learning disabilities in South Carolina and Georgia.