McManusKellySenior Legislative Affairs Associate, The Education Trust

Kelly McManus serves as the organization’s senior legislative affairs associate, working to leverage policy analysis as well as legislative tactics and strategies to advance the Education Trust’s equity agenda, message, and policy proposals at both the federal and state levels. In this position, she works alongside members of the education, civil rights, disability, and business communities to push for policies that improve the educational outcomes of our nation’s most vulnerable youth. Prior to joining The Education Trust, Kelly served as the government affairs director for Stand for Children Arizona, where she managed all aspects of policy and legislative affairs. Additionally, she managed Stand for Children Arizona’s statewide electoral work. Before that, Kelly managed public affairs for Teach For America-Phoenix and also taught middle school English in the School District of Philadelphia.