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Glenda L. Partee

Associate Director, Teacher Quality

Expertise: Teacher quality, youth policy, high school reform, career and college readiness

Glenda L. Partee is the Associate Director for Teacher Quality at American Progress. Her work focuses on improvements in human capital systems in our public schools.

Prior to joining American Progress, she was an independent education consultant who advised and wrote for local and state school systems, education associations, foundations, and nonprofit organizations on diverse issues, including PK-20 Council development, implementation of professional development, effective federal programs, and innovations in education.

From 2005-2009, Partee served in a number of capacities at the DC Office of the State Superintendent of Education, including director of policy, research and analysis, and assistant superintendent for postsecondary education and workforce readiness.

Previously, she was co-director of the American Youth Policy Forum and held positions at the Council of Chief State School Officers and the National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education. She was a member of the New York City Urban Teacher Corps and taught in schools in New York City and St. Croix, USVI.

Partee has a Ph.D. in instructional systems from Pennsylvania State University, a master’s degree from the City College of New York, and a bachelor’s degree from Mt. Holyoke College.