Deputy Director of the Progressive Policy Institute’s Reinventing America's School Project
Curtis Valentine is Deputy Director of the Progressive Policy Institute’s Reinventing America’s School Project. Curtis comes to this position with over 15 years of experience in local, state, federal, and international education policy. Curtis currently serves as Adjunct Professor of Political Science at Prince George’s Community College and as At-Large member of the Prince George’s County (MD) Board of Education. In the past, Curtis has served as Executive Director for State Relations with Connections Education, a virtual K-12 public school provider, where he directed state level education policy in Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin, Maryland, and Virginia.
Prior to joining Connections Education, Curtis was International Affairs Fellow (IAF) with the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). Curtis was the first IAF posted to the Education Department where he served in Secretary Arne Duncan’s Office of International Affairs. Curtis is a graduate of Morehouse College and Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. Curtis is married to Dr. Daria Valentine, a Middle School Principal, and father to Curtis and Ivy Valentine, both public school students.