Lindsey Capps is Chief Education Officer and Education Policy Advisor to Governor Kate Brown. Lindsey has worked with education and community leaders across Oregon, and has a track record of being a bridge builder. Lindsey has effectively developed strategic partnerships and enacted innovative policy solutions to improve student learning. Prior to serving Governor Brown, Lindsey was deputy to Chief Education Officer Nancy Golden. Prior to his recent leadership roles, Lindsey was instrumental in the creation of the Center for Great Public Schools, a hub for education policy, practice and research within the Oregon Education Association. He served as Chair of the statewide Coalition for Quality Teaching and Learning, and was an executive committee member of the Oregon Leadership Network, an initiative of Education Northwest to improve educational equity in Oregon’s public schools.
Lindsey served in the Clinton Administration as a special assistant at the U.S. Department of Commerce, and was a policy advisor to the House Minority Leader and a ranking member of the Ways and Means and Joint Economic Committees in Congress. A native Oregonian, Lindsey is a product of Oregon public schools. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of California at Santa Barbara, and his master’s from Georgetown University.