Jim Kohlmoos is the co-founder and partner of EDGE Consulting LLC, an education policy consulting boutique and a Senior Fellow at the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Kohlmoos’s current portfolio includes work with the philanthropies on policy and research issues as well as initiatives focusing on professional learning, research-practice partnerships, and improvement science.
Kohlmoos has served in a wide range of executive positions in the Washington DC over the past 40 years including executive director of the National Association of State Boards of Education, president and CEO of Knowledge Alliance, vice president of Implementation Group, and the Close Up Foundation.
From 1993 to 2000 Kohlmoos served at the U.S. Department of Education as a Deputy Assistant Secretary and Senior Policy Advisor. He also served on the Presidential Transition Team in 1992.
A graduate of Stanford University, Kohlmoos began his professional career in education 1971 with the U.S. Teacher Corps and subsequently served as a teacher trainer with the US Peace Corps in Malaysia.