Marjorie Wechsler is the Principal Research Manager at the Learning Policy Institute and co-leads LPI’s Educator Quality team. She leads mixed-methods research studies related to teacher and leader quality and early childhood learning. Her work at LPI focuses on supporting and documenting systems change to advance equity.
Wechsler has more than 30 years of experience conducting policy research at the national, state, and local levels. Prior to joining LPI, she was Co-Director of SRI International’s Center for Education Policy. Wechsler was once a kindergarten teacher, and much of her work today focuses on policies and strategies for improving educational and life outcomes for traditionally underserved students. Wechsler has authored several books, including On the Road to High-Quality Early Learning: Changing Children’s Lives (Teachers College Press) and Disrupting Disruption: The Steady Work of Transforming Schools (Oxford University Press).
Wechsler received her PhD in Education Administration and Policy Analysis from Stanford University, an EdM in Education Policy from Harvard University, and a teaching credential and BA in Psychology from Brandeis University.