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Adult Learning and Leadership

Department of Organization & Leadership

Jeff  Wetzler

Jeff Wetzler

Jeff Wetzler is Executive Vice President and Chief Learning Officer at Teach For America. Currently, Jeff co-leads the national function accountable for the performance of approx. 8,000 teachers and 1000+ full- and part-time staff members. He directly oversees teams who: design and develop the training and ongoing support for TFA's teachers and the staff who train and supervise them; run asocial-networking website to enable online learning and knowledge-sharing; measure performance and drive ongoing innovation to the program; and conduct long-term research to identify the top drivers of teacher performance and improvement. Jeff joined Teach For America after working at Monitor Group, an international consulting firm, where he developed and led client engagements to advise executives on a range of strategic, organizational, and leadership issues. While at Monitor, Wetzler also led new product development initiatives and managed global training in the area of interpersonal effectiveness. Jeff currently serves on the board of Rocketship Education, as vice chair on the founding board of three Leadership Prep charter elementary schools in Brooklyn, and as an advisor to several education start-ups. He earned a B.S. in psychology from Brown University; while at Brown, Jeff cofounded Providence Science Outreach, a nonprofit organization that equips university students to use hands-on projects to get kids in under-resourced schools excited about science. Jeff earned an M.A.in adult learning and leadership from Teachers College, Columbia University, where he pursued a doctorate to advance his understanding of theory and connect it to his day-to-day practice.

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