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Deborah Levitzky is the chief program officer and founding director of the National Academy of Advanced Teacher Education (NAATE), a national program of study dedicated to developing, retaining and leveraging top-tier educators in high-needs schools. Deborah leads NAATE’s content development, program design, and program delivery. Prior to NAATE, Deborah lead the content development of the Effective Practice Incentive Community, a professional learning platform launched by New Leaders. In 2003, Deborah joined the NYC Department of Education under chancellor Joel Klein as an associate director in the Office of New Schools, supporting the launch of dozens of new district and charter schools. She served as a school designer with Expeditionary Learning, supporting curriculum development and professional development for teacher teams in New York City. In 1992 Deborah co-founded the NYC Public Service Corps, a high school service learning career tech program launched through a partnership between the NYC Department of Personnel and the NYC Board of Education.
Deborah holds an MBA from the Yale School of Management, an MSA in education administration from Trinity College in Washington, D.C, and a bachelor’s degree in political science from Barnard College. Deborah was a New Leaders resident principal, and a Coro Fellow in Public Affairs in NYC. She is a Fellow of the 22nd class of the Pahara - Aspen Education Fellowship and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.