Elizabeth Evans, Founding CEO, New Voice Strategies, brings 25 years of professional experience in strategic communications, law, and policy to VIVA Teachers. She is a nationally recognized leader who builds unconventional alliances and develops innovative approaches to solving difficult policy problems. She has focused on education policy for the last 12 years. Her all-time favorite class was 7th grade social studies, for which she thanks Mrs. Franke. Elizabeth loves movies and 70’s TV.
She and her two children can often be found at Chicago White Sox games.
Jesse Bacon, Social Media Communications Director, New Voice Strategies, brings public high school teaching experience and 21st-century technology and media skills to New Voice Strategies. He has worked with nonprofit organizations to reach and engage their constituencies and audiences, helping them achieve fundraising goals and connect with traditional and social media. His favorite class was art class because it was a real community and the only place in school where, he says, students learned anything about politics or themselves. Also, he retroactively loves that his mother protested the teacher’s use of letter grades, saying “I have plenty of quilts that I will never finish.”
When he’s not working, he loves crosswords, coffee, and conversation with his partner. Also: Anything he can bring his daughter to, a good protest, or any combination of the last two!
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