Karla Phillips Krivickas

CEO and Founder of Think Inclusion

Karla Phillips-Krivickas is the founder of Inclusive Strategies and one of the nation’s foremost thought leaders on education policy and reform. With over twenty years of experience in state and federal policy, she advises state and federal leaders on sound policy and best practices to advance academic achievement for all students.

Karla served as the Senior Director of State Policy at KnowledgeWorks. In this role, she worked with states to build education systems that support student-centered learning. Before this, Karla was a policy director for the Foundation for Excellence in Education and established the organization’s next generation learning portfolio. Her career in education began at the Goldwater Institute conducting research on charter schools and has included serving as the education policy advisor to the Arizona House of Representatives and the Arizona Governor’s Office. Through it all, Karla has passionately advocated for all students—especially those with disabilities.

Karla lives in Phoenix with her husband and two children: a 18-year-old son and a 15 year daughter with Down Syndrome.

“I have been an advocate for the educational interests and needs of all students from preschool through post-secondary for over 20 years. As a mother of a child with a disability, I’m now channeling my experience and opportunities to passionately advocate for students with disabilities.”