Deborah Levitzky is the Chief Program Officer & Founding Director of Programs for the National Academy of Advanced Teacher Education.
Deb has spent the last twenty-five years working in a variety of roles in the field of public education, with the last decade spent focusing on professional learning. Prior to joining NAATE, she was the chief content officer for the Effective Practice Incentive Community (EPIC), an initiative of New Leaders. At New Leaders she led the development of a web-based professional development platform for teachers and school leaders, highlighting the practices that were driving improvements in student and school achievement. Prior to New Leaders, Deb served as director of the Office of New and Small Schools in the Bronx, and as an associate director in the Office of New Schools in the NYC Department of Education. While there, Deb helped to create dozens of small schools as part of Chancellor Joel Klein's Children First Initiative. She served as a school designer with Expeditionary Learning in New York where she supported the development of experiential-learning approaches of teacher teams in district schools. Deb got her start in the field of education over two decades ago as a co-founder of the Public Service Corps, a service learning and career tech internship program for high school students. Deb has served as an educational consultant for a range of clients including Teach for America, Green Dot Public Schools, IDEA Public Schools, the Coro Foundation, and several independent charter schools.
Deb holds an MBA from the Yale School of Management, a MSA of education administration from Trinity College, and a BA from Barnard College. She was also a Coro Fellow in public affairs.
Deb is a Lecturer in the Practice of Management teaching an MBA course at Yale SOM on Public Education Talent Management, Spring 2016.