Yolie Flores serves as a senior fellow focused on coordinating work with the chief state school officers on the Advisory Committee on Eliminating Chronic Absence. Yolie also works as a senior associate with the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading, a key partner for Attendance Works. From 2010 to 2012, Yolie served as the CEO of Communities for Teaching Excellence, a national education advocacy organization working to ensure effective teaching for every student, in every classroom, every year. Yolie served on the LAUSD Board of Education from 2007-2011, where she led efforts to challenge the culture of failure for poor children and children of color. During her tenure, she moved the agenda on choice, teacher effectiveness, parent leadership and engagement, small schools, world languages, and early childhood.