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Ellen Moir Bio

Ellen Moir is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the New Teacher Center, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to improving student learning by accelerating the effectiveness of teachers and school leaders. She is recognized as a passionate advocate for our nation’s newest teachers.Ellen founded New Teacher Center in 1998 to make sure every underprivileged student in America has a great teacher and that there is intensive induction for new teachers everywhere in America, and especially in underserved areas. This national nonprofit organization strengthens school communities through proven mentoring and professional development programs, online learning environments, policy advocacy and research. Today this organization has a staff of over 150 who work closely with educators and policymakers across the country. New Teacher Center’s staff seeks to ensure that the nation’s low-income, minority, and English language learners, those students most often taught by inexperienced teachers, have the opportunity to receive an excellent education.Ellen is widely recognized for her work in beginning teacher development and school reform. She has extensive experience in public education, having previously served as Director of Teacher Education at the University of California at Santa Cruz and worked as a bilingual teacher. Ellen is a recipient of the 2011 Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship. Other major awards include the 2010 Civic Ventures Purpose Prize Fellow, 2008 National Staff Development Council Contribution to the Field award; the 2008 Full Circle Fund Impact Award; the Harold W. McGraw, Jr. 2005 Prize in Education; and the 2003 California Council on Teacher Education Distinguished Teacher Educator Award.Contact a speaker booking agent to check availability on Ellen Moir and other top speakers and celebrities.

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