Ross Izard is the Senior Education Policy Analyst at the Independence Institute’s Education Policy Center. He specializes in school choice policy, accountability, and education labor issues.
Ross has authored or coauthored a number of pieces on a variety of topics, including articles, policy briefs, issue papers, school profiles, and blogs. His editorials have been published by national, state, and local media outlets. He has assisted in the production of amicus briefs for the Colorado Supreme Court on important education issues, and has also been involved in legal disputes related to collective bargaining. Ross has appeared in and narrated Independence Institute videos in support of school choice and other education reform efforts, and he is frequently cited by a variety of news sources. A passionate advocate for educational progress, Ross spends a great deal of his time speaking with legislators, school board members, activists, and outside groups about school choice and education reform.
Ross was born and raised in Denver, Colorado. He holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Colorado and an M.A. in Public Administration from the University of Colorado Denver School of Public Affairs.
Ross lives in Douglas County, Colorado, with his wife and two young sons.