TransACT Director of Federal Programs and State Relationships to Serve on Advisory Board for Ellevation


TransACT Communications, the leader in parent engagement compliance, is proud to announce that Executive Director for Federal Compliance and State Relationships, Dr. David Holbrook, will serve as a policy adviser for the Ellevation Advisory Board.  In this role, which is the first of its kind at Ellevation, Dr. Holbrook will help the Ellevation ELL community understand the impact of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) of 2015 on the work of English Language Learner (ELL) educators and their students.

 “ESSA has created a shift in the way local and state education agencies support and serve English learner students and families.” said Dr. Holbrook. “I am looking forward to working with Ellevation to support the ELL community in clearly understanding how changes under ESSA, particularly the opportunity to collaborate between Title I and Title III at the state and local level, can have a positive impact on learning outcomes for our students.”

“It’s hard to imagine someone better prepared to serve as our policy adviser,” said Teddy Rice, President and Co-Founder of Ellevation. “Dr. Holbrook adds valuable expertise to our team, and we look forward to his contributions.”

Ellevation is a software company focused exclusively on ELLs and the educators who serve them.  Their data management, compliance and instructional platform is used by over 650 school districts to streamline program management, enable effective collaboration, and differentiate classroom instruction. 

TransACT Communications is the sole-source provider of TransACT Parent Notices, an online subscription to federally required parent notifications in multiple languages, and parent and family engagement compliance resources. TransACT has provided federal compliance support to school districts for over 20 years, including during the transition to NCLB and now ESSA. 10+ states and over 6,000 districts subscribe to TransACT ParentNotices to proactively manage compliance requirements for parent and family engagement under ESSA.

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Alyssa Thornley

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Alyssa Thornley has spent her career working to support schools and communities in providing opportunity to all students. In positions as a teacher, professional development coordinator, and as a volunteer, she has focused on the community’s role in education, and in designing efficient programs that work for diverse needs. Alyssa leads TransACT’s customer engagement and market strategy efforts, and works to ensure innovative programs, guidance, and thought leadership from across the country’s districts are being shared and spread.