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Christopher A. Koch - ASCD Board of Directors

Christopher A. Koch

Member, ASCD Board of Directors


Christopher Koch is the president of the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). CAEP leads efforts to advance equity and excellence in educator preparation through evidence-based accreditation that assures quality and supports continuous improvement to strengthen P–12 student learning. He began his career in education as a teacher of students with disabilities and worked for the U.S. Department of Education to improve education programs in jails and prisons. Koch held a number of administrative roles for the Illinois Education Agency and served as the State Superintendent of Education for 8 years. Koch holds a bachelor’s degree from Southern Illinois University Carbondale and master’s and doctoral degrees from the George Washington University.