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Dr. Stephanie Hirsh

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Executive Director

Phone: (972) ***-****  HQ Phone
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Learning Forward
17330 Preston Road Suite 106-D
Dallas , Texas 75252
United States

Company Description: Learning Forward is the only association focused solely on the most critical lever in improving schools--building the knowledge and skills of educators. Through the...   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • Ph.D.
  • bachelor's degree , Social Studies Education
    University of Texas
  • master's degree , Education Administration
    University of North Texas
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Stephanie Hirsh, Ph.D. Board Member
Executive Director, Learning Forward
Dr. Stephanie Hirsh is the Executive Director of Learning Forward-a professional learning association solely devoted to advancing professional learning for student success. Hirsh joined Learning Forward (formerly the National Staff Development Council) in 1988 as Associate Executive Director. Under her leadership, Learning Forward is a strong advocate for collaborative professional learning for educators from teachers to school system administrators. As Executive Director, Hirsh has overseen new projects aimed to support educators implementing Common Core State Standards (CCSS) such as the Transforming Professional Learning to Prepare College- and Career-Ready Students: District, State, & Affiliate Networks initiative. This initiative was started to strengthen the capacity of large urban school systems, state education agencies and Learning Forward state affiliates to advance CCSS implementation through transformed professional learning systems. Hirsh earned a bachelor's degree in Social Studies Education and a Secondary Education minor from the University of Texas as well as a master's degree in Education Administration from the University of North Texas. She also holds a Curriculum and Instruction and an Education Administration minor from the University of North Texas.
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Stephanie Hirsh Bio
Stephanie Hirsh, Executive Director Learning Forward Stephanie Hirsh is executive director of Learning Forward. Learning Forward's more than 10,000 members and 40 state and provincial affiliates are committed to increasing student achievement and educator effectiveness through standards-based professional learning.
Before her appointment as executive director, Hirsh served the association as deputy executive director for 18 years. She began her career as a secondary teacher and later served as a school district administrator in the Richardson (Texas) Independent School District. In 1996 she was elected to the Richardson school board and served for three terms. Today, Hirsh advises governors, legislators, state and local superintendents, foundation leaders, and other policymakers on improving student learning through effective professional learning and school improvement.
Hirsh also presents, publishes, and consults on Learning Forward's behalf across North America.
Hirsh writes a regular column for JSD, Learning Forward's bimonthly magazine. She has also written articles for Educational Leadership, Phi Delta Kappan, The Record, The School Administrator, American School Board Journal, The High School Magazine, and Education Week.
Hirsh serves on the boards of Learning First Alliance and AdvancED, and as a member of the advisory boards for the University of Texas College of Education and National Stem Equity Pipeline. She has been recognized with a Lifetime Achievement Award by Learning Forward Texas; as a Distinguished Alumnae from the University of North Texas; and as Master Trustee and member of an Honor Board from the Texas School Boards Association.
Hirsh earned her masters and doctorate degrees from The University of North Texas and undergraduate degree from The University of Texas. She and her husband, Michael have a son, Brian, and a daughter, Leslie, who is an instructional coach for Allen (Texas) Independent School District.
Contact information Stephanie Hirsh Learning Forward 17330 Preston Road, Suite 106-D Dallas, TX 75252 972-421-0900
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Stephanie Hirsh Stephanie Hirsh is the executive director of the National Staff Development Council. The Council is the largest non-profit membership association focused solely on improving student achievement and school performance through effective professional learning. Hirsh presents, publishes, and consults on behalf of the Council across North America. She facilitated the process that led to the national dissemination of NSDC's Standards for Staff Development and directed the development of the Innovation Configurations: Moving Standards Into Practice.
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