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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Sparking dialogue that leads to action

By Suzanne Bouffard | June 1, 2021

To achieve equity, statements aren’t enough. This issue’s authors back them with action.

Investing in early learning benefits us all

By Suzanne Bouffard | April 1, 2021

Connecting the dots from early childhood through high school is vital.

Coaches shape early learning and beyond

By Suzanne Bouffard | April 1, 2021

The success of early learning coaches offers valuable lessons for professional learning across grade levels and settings.

The hope of brighter days ahead

By Suzanne Bouffard | February 1, 2021

There’s reason for optimism as we find opportunities for growth in the midst of crisis.

Crisis creates opportunity. Will we seize it?

By Suzanne Bouffard and Elizabeth Foster | February 1, 2021

Jal Mehta looks at how the pandemic is changing teaching and the opportunities it presents to make schools better.

How to support educators through the crisis at the U.S. Capitol

By Suzanne Bouffard | January 8, 2021

Even with hope for the new year still fresh, many educators and students have been traumatized by the events of this week in the U.S. Capitol. Teachers and other school staff – already carrying the heavy burdens of educating during a pandemic and confronting racism and inequity – face the challenging but essential work of […]