Phyllis W. Jordan is FutureEd's editorial director. An experienced writer and editor, Jordan served in senior editing positions at the Los Angeles Times and the Washington Post, where she managed a team of 40 reporters and her responsibilities included editing the newspaper's education coverage. Jordan has served as the communications director at Attendance Works, a San Francisco-based national nonprofit focused on improving the policy, research and practice around school attendance, and as a vice-president of the Hatcher Group, a communications firm that works exclusively with foundations and nonprofit organizations. At Hatcher, Jordan worked on a range of education initiatives, across print, digital, and social media platforms, including the crafting of a communications strategy for the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading to improve early literacy. Jordan holds a master's degree in journalism from the University of Missouri and is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate from Sweet Briar College.