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 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.

‘Equity work is not a zero-sum game’

By Tauheedah Baker-Jones and Suzanne Bouffard | December 1, 2021

How Atlanta’s chief equity and social justice officer is building support for change.

Honoring history, cultivating genius

By Tanji Reed Marshall and Suzanne Bouffard | December 1, 2021

A conversation with Gholdy Muhammad.

Leadership shines a light in dark times

By Suzanne Bouffard | October 1, 2021

This issue highlights what’s working — and not working — and what kinds of support leaders need to keep going strong.

The need for SEL is greater than ever

By Suzanne Bouffard | August 1, 2021

Social and emotional learning can help students and educators thrive, even in tumultuous times.