Lynn Tuttle

Director of Public Policy, Research & Professional Development
National Association for Music Education

Lynn Tuttle is Director of Public Policy, Research and Professional Development for the National Association for Music Education. Her duties include supporting music educators and state leaders in the areas of standards, assessment, teacher evaluation and the interconnection of federal and state policy. She also manages the production of NAfME’s 6 publications for the field. She is primary author of NAfME’s ESSA resources.

Prior to joining NAfME in September, 2015, Lynn served as the Director of Arts Education at the Arizona Department of Education, co-led the revision of the nation’s National Core Arts Standards, released in 2014, and was one of the founding members and a Past President of SEADAE, the State Education Agency Directors of Arts Education. Lynn has published in the Arts Education Policy Review on how state teacher evaluation practices impact the arts disciplines (2015) and in the Music Educators Journal on ESSA implementation (2016).  She is also a contributing author to a Brookings Institution Policy Brief on measuring the impact of arts education. A sought-after speaker and presenter, Lynn will be presenting at music educator conferences in Kansas, Kentucky, and Ohio this school year.

Lynn holds a Bachelor of Music degree in flute performance from Peabody Conservatory of Music (valedictorian), Bachelor and Master of Arts degrees in the humanities and world history from the Johns Hopkins University (Phi Beta Kappa), and an MBA from the W. P Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. Lynn continues to teach, study, and perform as a flutist and singer, and is the mother of two young musicians, Peterson (violinist and euphonium player) and Landon (flutist).