Elizabeth Foster is vice president, standards & research at Learning Forward. She leads Learning Forward’s research efforts and contributes to the development of the revised Standards for Professional Learning. She also leads the Affiliate program and contributes to the coaching and facilitation of other networks.
Prior to Learning Forward, Foster served as the vice president of the National Commission on Teaching & America’s Future (NCTAF), where she led the research and writing for What Matters Now: A New Compact for Teaching and Learning. She previously worked at Recruiting New Teachers, the Harvard Responsive Advocacy for Life and Learning in Youth (RALLY) project and was a middle school inclusion teacher. She started her career at the Edwin Gould Foundation for Children in New York City. Foster holds degrees in political science from Trinity College (CT) and adolescent risk and prevention from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
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