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Marjorie Wechsler

Principal Research Manager

Marjorie Wechsler is the Principal Research Manager at the Learning Policy Institute. 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. 

While at LPI, Wechsler has co-authored several books related to leadership development, including Preparing Leaders for Deeper Learning (Harvard Education Press) and Developing Expert Principals: Professional Learning That Matters (Routledge). She also co-authored Disrupting Disruption: The Steady Work of Transforming Schools (Oxford University Press) and On the Road to High-Quality Early Learning: Changing Children’s Lives (Teachers College Press).

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. She began her career as an elementary school teacher.

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.