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Victoria Van Cleef is a vice president at The New Teacher Project (TNTP) who oversees a diverse portfolio of client work, including TNTP’s efforts to train outstanding school leaders and develop strong school cultures. This includes supporting schools and districts to develop leadership pathways, coaching school leaders on developing and retaining their irreplaceable teachers, strengthening instructional culture, and making critical hiring, tenure, retention and promotion decisions.
Previously, Victoria served as TNTP’s vice president of staffing initiatives, focusing on staffing chronically low-performing schools with top teacher talent, and as vice president of business development & communications, establishing partnerships with school districts and state departments of education and managing TNTP’s marketing strategy.
Prior to joining TNTP, Victoria served as a consultant to the Stupski Foundation, identifying best practices to support whole-district reform efforts, and as senior research associate and special assistant to the Dean of New York University’s Steinhardt School of Education, where she coordinated projects devoted to strengthening the teacher force in historically hard-to-staff schools and districts. She served as special assistant to the Chancellor for the New York City Public Schools under the Crew and Levy administrations, working on both instructional and operational initiatives. Victoria also worked in curriculum and product development for The Efficacy Institute.
Victoria holds a BA in classical civilizations from UCLA and an MA in public policy analysis from New York University’s Wagner School of Public Service. She is a Fellow of the 21st class of the Pahara - Aspen Education Fellowship and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.