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Celine Coggins

Adjunct Lecturer on Education

Celine Coggins

Degree:  Ph.D., Stanford University, (2005)
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Faculty Assistant:  Ela Sikorska


Celine Coggins is a lecturer at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the Harvard iLab. Prior to Harvard, Coggins founded and ran Teach Plus, a nationwide network of over 30,000 teachers. Under her leadership, Teach Plus introduced groundbreaking programs that place highly effective teachers at the center of improvements in schools as leaders of their peers and outside schools influencing policy decisions that affect their classrooms. Coggins began her career as a middle school teacher in Worcester, MA. She also served as a special assistant to the Massachusetts Commissioner of Education and the research director at the Rennie Center for Education Research and Policy. Recently, Coggins published How to Be Heard: Ten Lessons Teachers Need to Advocate for Their Students and Profession. She is the editor of three additional books and the author of dozens of journal articles, book chapters, and opinion pieces. A nationally-recognized expert on teacher leadership and union politics, she has addressed audiences at the Philanthropy Roundtable, the Askwith Forum at HGSE, and on NBC's Education Nation. She appears regularly in the media and has been interviewed by The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Atlantic, among many others. Coggins holds a Ph.D. in Education Policy Analysis from Stanford University, an M.Ed. in Education Research, Measurement and Evaluation from Boston College, and a B.A. from The College of the Holy Cross.

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