Cara Candal, Ed.D.

Director, Educational Opportunity

Solution Areas:

Private Education Choice
National

Cara Candal is the Director of Educational Opportunity for ExcelinEd focusing on private school choice.

Cara has spent the last 10 years working in education policy as a Senior Fellow with both Pioneer Institute and the Center for Education Reform. She was also a founding team member of the National Academy of Advanced Teacher Education (NAATE) and a research assistant professor at Boston University in the Department of Educational Leadership and Development. Cara has authored and/or edited more than 25 papers and three books on education policy. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Indiana University, a Master of Arts in Social Science from the University of Chicago and a Doctor of Education from Boston University.