Chief Executive Officer of CenterPoint
Laura Slover is the Chief Executive Officer of CenterPoint Education Solutions, a non-profit organization that supports schools, districts, and states in designing and implementing aligned systems of high-quality curriculum, assessments, and professional learning that drive high achievement for all children.
Previously, Laura served as the CEO of Parcc Inc., which designed innovative, technology-based assessments for the multi-state Partnership for Readiness for College and Careers, advancing the field of assessment nationwide. Prior to that she spent fifteen years at Achieve -most recently as Senior Vice President- working with state education leaders to build aligned systems of standards, assessments and accountability that prepare students for success in college and careers. From 2009-10, Laura led Achieve’s efforts to support the development of the Common Core State Standards.
Laura began her career in education as an English teacher and basketball coach at Battle Mountain High School in Vail, Colorado, and an English instructor at Colorado Mountain College. She also did stints as a volunteer ski-patroller and an outdoor education instructor for the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS).
A native Washingtonian, Laura earned a bachelor’s degree in English and American literature from Harvard University; a master’s degree in Education – Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Colorado at Boulder; and a master’s degree in Education Policy from Georgetown University. Laura was appointed to the District of Columbia School Board in 2007 and was subsequently elected twice to the State Board of Education. She currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the College of the Atlantic and the advisory board for NOLS. She lives in Washington D.C. with her husband Bill and daughter Avery, who is “almost twelve.”