Catholic Education Partners

Catholic Education Partners

Meet the Team


Twitter: @BVessely

Brittany Vessely
Executive Director

Brittany Vessely is executive director of Catholic Education Partners, a national Catholic nonprofit whose mission is to serve the Catholic community by advancing policy that empowers families and children to enjoy the benefits of a Catholic education. Prior to launching Catholic Education Partners, Brittany served as director of state policy for EdChoice (formerly Friedman Foundation), working with state lawmakers and other stakeholders to advance school choice policy. She also previously conducted domestic policy research at The Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C., focusing on education, welfare and family issues. Brittany is an alumna of The John Jay Institute fellowship (2012) and Claremont Institute Publius fellowship (2013), and served as The Heritage Foundation Graduate Fellow in Welfare Studies (2014). She also participated in Liberty Fund colloquiums, “Liberty, Democracy, and Useful American Education” and “Beyond the Federalist” (2016). She currently serves as Senior Fellow at Sagamore Institute in Indianapolis, IN, Fellow in Education Reform at Centennial Institute in Denver, CO, American Enterprise Institute Values and Capitalism Ideas Council in Washington, D.C., and is a member of the Philadelphia Society. Brittany is a graduate of Colorado Christian University, with degrees in Political Science and Social Science. While native to Arizona, she and her husband Andrew reside in Denver, Colorado.


2017 Papal Blessing

Executive Director Brittany Vessely and her husband Andrew with Pope Francis for the Sposi Novelli blessing.