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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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.

Where coaches learn to coach

By Suzanne Bouffard | April 1, 2022

Through Learning Forward’s Coaches Academy, coaches learn the skills to grow into their new roles.

Professional learning can lead us to common ground

By Suzanne Bouffard | February 1, 2022

How do we learn from one another when we’re fractured by political and ideological division?

The Learning Professional’s top 10 articles of 2021

By Suzanne Bouffard | December 14, 2021

The articles that were most popular with readers of The Learning Professional in 2021 focused on topics of ongoing importance but acute need: educators’ well-being and social and emotional (SEL) skills, racial equity, and curriculum support. An urgent need for transformation is a thread that runs through these and many other recent articles. The year’s […]

Equity is an ongoing journey that challenges us all

By Suzanne Bouffard | December 1, 2021

Achieving equity takes leadership from the top and at every other level, too.