Denise Glyn Borders served as president of SRI Education, a division at SRI International, where she led three centers – Learning and Development, Technology and Learning, and Education Policy. Previously, Borders was senior vice president and director of the U.S. Education and Workforce Development Group at FHI 360, a global human development organization with an evidence-based research approach. Earlier, Borders was a senior vice president at AED (formerly the Academy for Educational Development), where she oversaw U.S. program operations in education, early childhood development, research and evaluation, and education policy and practice. She also served as president and CEO of The McKenzie Group. She served as associate director of the Office of Research, Evaluation, Assessment, and Professional Development for the Department of Defense Education Activity. She was also chief of Educational Accountability and Assistant Superintendent for Baltimore City Public Schools and a National/Federal Government Evaluation Consultant at CTB/McGraw-Hill Publishing. In addition, Borders has been a curriculum specialist, teacher supervisor, classroom teacher, and university lecturer. Borders currently serves on the Board of Trustees for Teachers College, Columbia University, and for AdvancED.

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Assess and document professional learning’s impact

As I write this, we’re all digesting the latest National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) results, and they are a disappointment. An assessment of 4th- and 8th-grade reading and mathemat

By Denise Glyn Borders        December 01 2019

Strategic alignment is ongoing, challenging – and necessary

One of the most important roles leaders play in professional learning is strategy. Making meaningful improvements in teaching requires everyone to work toward common goals. When a district aims to imp

By Denise Glyn Borders        October 01 2019

With professional learning, priorities matter

All executives make choices about what to prioritize. Their priorities are evident by where they spend their time, what they say, who they talk with, and where they spend money. I believe that profess

By Denise Glyn Borders        August 01 2019