Nicole Breslow

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Nicole Breslow
Associate Project Director

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43 Foundry Avenue
Waltham, Massachusetts 02453-8313

Nicole Breslow provides technical assistance and conducts applied research and evaluation to improve teacher and principal support and development. Her work has spanned the educator professional continuum, with a particular focus on teacher and leader preparation, professional development, and evaluation.

Breslow leads a learning community focused on teacher and leader effectiveness for projects that have received Investing in Innovation (i3) grants from the U.S. Department of Education. The community brings together leaders from innovative projects across the country to learn together by sharing effective practices and collaboratively problem solving around issues of common concern. She also provides technical assistance and content expertise to Teacher Incentive Fund grantees on topics such as teacher leadership, professional development, and shared leadership.

Previously, Breslow collaborated on a project funded by the Wallace Foundation to support district and university partnerships to improve leadership preparation. She assisted in developing the Partnership Effectiveness Continuum, a research-based tool for developing, assessing, and improving partnerships between school districts and principal preparation providers.

Breslow also was a researcher and educator effectiveness content expert for the Regional Educational Laboratory-Northeast & Islands at EDC, where she designed and implemented research projects to address the needs of state education department leaders. She also served as a member of the New York Comprehensive Center Teacher Quality Team, providing ongoing technical assistance and research support to high-level state groups.

In collaboration with colleagues, Breslow has co-authored two research reports: Changing Cultures and Building Capacity: An Exploration of District Strategies for Implementation of Teacher Evaluation Systems and Five States’ Efforts to Improve Adolescent Literacy.  She is also a trustee of the Board for the Education Fund of Westfield.

Before joining EDC, Breslow served as the Director of Teaching and Learning at Teach For America, where she designed and organized training opportunities and oversaw professional learning communities for first and second year teachers. She also taught fourth grade in East Harlem through the New York City Teaching Fellows program.

Breslow received a BS in Cognitive Science from Brown University, an MEd in School Leadership from Harvard University, and an MEd in Elementary Teaching from Hunter College.