Denise Glyn Borders

Learning Forward President and CEO Denise Glyn Borders served as president of SRI Education, a division at SRI International, where she led three centers – Learning and Development, Technology and Learning, and Education Policy. Previously, Borders was senior vice president and director of the U.S. Education and Workforce Development Group at FHI 360, a global human development organization with an evidence-based research approach. Earlier, Borders was a senior vice president at AED (formerly the Academy for Educational Development), where she oversaw U.S. program operations in education, early childhood development, research and evaluation, and education policy and practice. She also served as president and CEO of The McKenzie Group. She served as associate director of the Office of Research, Evaluation, Assessment, and Professional Development for the Department of Defense Education Activity. She was also chief of Educational Accountability and Assistant Superintendent for Baltimore City Public Schools and a National/Federal Government Evaluation Consultant at CTB/McGraw-Hill Publishing. In addition, Borders has been a curriculum specialist, teacher supervisor, classroom teacher, and university lecturer. Borders currently serves on the Board of Trustees for Teachers College, Columbia University, and for AdvancED.

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Thank you for your commitment

By Denise Glyn Borders | April 17, 2020

A note from Denise Glyn Borders and Steve Cardwell In a typical year, most schools would be looking at spring break in the rear-view mirror and heading toward the final lessons and celebrations that mark the satisfying and busy end to the school year. As we all know, 2020 is anything but typical. First and […]

Today’s challenges call for a collective response

By Denise Glyn Borders | April 1, 2020

As we publish this magazine, our world is in uncertain times with the COVID-19 pandemic. We know you are navigating a new reality, with school systems closed and many questions about what lies ahead. Learning Forward’s board of trustees and staff are ready to support all of you navigating this unprecedented situation. Learning Forward’s greatest […]

Six months in – reflections from Learning Forward’s President | CEO

By Denise Glyn Borders | December 17, 2019

It is such an honor to be leading Learning Forward as we reach our 50th year serving educators. I’d like to share a couple of reflections on what I’ve learned from Learning Forward members in the last few months and then share key priorities as we move into the next 50 years. First, I quickly […]

Assess and document professional learning’s impact

By Denise Glyn Borders | December 1, 2019

As I write this, we’re all digesting the latest National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) results, and they are a disappointment. An assessment of 4th- and 8th-grade reading and mathematics across the U.S., NAEP is administered biannually. Since 2017, most states have seen declines in students’ reading performance and a mixed picture in math, with […]

Strategic alignment is ongoing, challenging – and necessary

By Denise Glyn Borders | October 1, 2019

Strategic alignment is ongoing, challenging – and necessary

With professional learning, priorities matter

By Denise Glyn Borders | August 1, 2019

With professional learning, priorities matter.