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Beth Rabbitt is chief executive officer of The Learning Accelerator (TLA), a national nonprofit working to ensure every child receives the highly effective, engaging, and equitable education they need to reach their full and unique potential. Prior to becoming chief executive officer in 2016, Beth was a partner on the organization's start-up team where she led the development of new educator training programs and research on emerging innovative teaching and learning models and practices.
Before joining TLA, Beth was a doctoral resident and the director of human capital at Touchstone Education. She was also a consultant to and with Education Resource Strategies, the founding fellow at the Harvard Innovation Lab, and an associate partner at NewSchools Venture Fund. She began her career in education as a research fellow in educational neuroscience and director of environmental education for an urban youth program in Massachusetts.
Beth serves on the board of several education nonprofits, including the Highlander Institute, Catalyst:Ed, and InnovateEDU. She earned a bachelor's degree in psychological and brain sciences from Dartmouth College and a Doctorate in Education Leadership (Ed.L.D.) from Harvard University.
Beth is currently based in Maine, where she lives with her husband and two young daughters. As a parent and product of K-12 public schooling, she is inspired daily and urgently to help schools better meet the needs of every child, everywhere.