Erin Davis Valdez is a policy analyst for Next Generation Texas. Before joining TPPF, Erin was a program manager at the Charles Koch Foundation, where she served on the Educational Partnerships team.

She has been passionate about the transformational power of education all her life, having been given the gift of being homeschooled.  She taught for over a decade in Austin-area schools and served as an assistant principal at a charter school in Lewisville.  These experiences have given her the opportunity to see first-hand how students can thrive when they have excellent options.

Erin earned a B.A. in classical studies from Hillsdale College a master of arts in classics at the University of California, Santa Barbara.  She enjoys cooking, audiobooks, and spending time with her family, friends, and dog, Buckley.