Chelsea Goodly

Associate, Policy and Advocacy

My experience in the classroom has instilled in me a deep belief in the power of data to engage students in their own achievement and empower teachers and families to make decisions that are truly student-centered.

Chelsea supports DQC’s advocacy efforts across a range of issue areas, including Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) implementation, student data privacy, equity, and data governance. She is excited to be a part of the DQC team, where she can connect her passion for student equity and achievement to actionable research and critical advocacy work.

Before joining DQC, Chelsea taught sixth-grade reading and writing at a high-performing charter school in Nashville, Tennessee. As a former educator, she believes deeply that all children deserve an education that empowers them with opportunity and choice over their lives. She currently leads the Georgetown EduWonks Policy Group and has previously worked as an Instructional Coach with Teach for America helping to train and support new teachers.

Chelsea holds a B.A. in public policy and sociology from Vanderbilt University and a M.Ed. in instructional practice from Lipscomb University. She is currently pursuing a Master of Public Policy at Georgetown University.