Suzanne Bouffard

Suzanne Bouffard is vice president, publications at Learning Forward. She is the editor of The Learning Professional, Learning Forward’s flagship publication. She also contributes to the Learning Forward blog and webinars. With a background in child development, she has a passion for making research and best practices accessible to educators, policymakers, and families. She has written for many national publications including The New York Times and the Atlantic, and previously worked as a writer and researcher at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She has a Ph.D. in developmental psychology from Duke University and a B.A. from Wesleyan University. She loves working with authors to help them develop their ideas and voices for publication.

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Here’s what The Learning Professional will focus on in 2023

By Suzanne Bouffard | August 5, 2022

Each year, The Learning Professional team announces a slate of themes for the following year’s issues. We consider the field’s pressing needs, members’ roles and interests, and emerging research. We also look for areas where our staff and readers have unique insights to share. The Learning Professional themes speak to urgent issues facing the education […]

Don’t just prepare new teachers, nurture them

By Suzanne Bouffard | August 1, 2022

Too often, new teachers are expected to go it alone. We can do better.

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Do alternatively certified teachers need different supports?

By Suzanne Bouffard | August 1, 2022

The landscape of teacher preparation has changed, and so should onboarding and support for new teachers.

What do YOU need to learn from ME?

By Suzanne Bouffard | August 1, 2022

Tracey Tokuhama-Espinosa, a keynote speaker at this year’s Annual Conference, explains why she’s flipping the script.

The 2022 standards are here – and we’ve got a lot to tell you

By Suzanne Bouffard | June 1, 2022

Take a peek under the hood of revised Standards for Professional Learning to find out what’s new and why they matter now more than ever.

Coaches, we see you

By Suzanne Bouffard | April 1, 2022

At the heart of this issue of The Learning Professional is the recognition that coaches are on the front lines, just like teachers and principals.