Ms Carissa Moffat Miller

Executive Director, Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO)

United States of America

Carissa Moffat Miller was named the Executive Director of the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), effective March 19, 2018. Known for her deep understanding of education policy at the state and national levels, Carissa is committed to working with state chiefs to ensure all students have the opportunity to graduate from high school prepared for college, careers and life.

Carissa previously served as the Deputy Executive Director of Membership and Outreach at CCSSO where she oversaw all work of the membership services, leadership academy, advocacy, communications, and data and information services departments. Prior to joining CCSSO in 2013, Carissa served as a deputy superintendent at the Idaho State Department of Education and led the implementation of statewide online testing for the Idaho State Board of Education.

As a first-generation college graduate, Carissa understands the importance of education, and works every day to make sure every child has the same opportunity to succeed and thrive. She holds a Ph.D. in education from the University of Idaho, a master’s degree in sociology from the University of Wyoming, and a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She currently lives in Bethesda, MD with her husband Clark and two daughters.