Nominated by: Frank Hernandez
Ellen Moir is founder and Chief Executive Officer of the New Teacher Center (NTC), a national organization dedicated to improving student learning by accelerating the effectiveness of new teachers and school leaders. Since 2010, the NTC has reached approximately 64,000 new teachers and 4.4 million students. Consequently, the new educators going through her program have a 92% retention rate compared to the 52% national rate.
Ellen Moir is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the New Teacher Center (NTC), a national organization dedicated to improving student learning by accelerating the effectiveness of new teachers and school leaders. She is recognized as a passionate advocate for our nation’s newest teachers and for the students they teach.
Ellen founded NTC in 1998 to scale high quality teacher induction services to a national audience. NTC strengthens school communities through proven mentoring and professional development programs, online learning environments, policy advocacy, and research. NTC seeks to work in high-poverty schools in underserved communities to ensure that the nation’s low-income, minority, and English language learners–those students most often taught by inexperienced teachers–have the opportunity to receive an excellent education.
Ellen is widely recognized for her work in beginning teacher development and school reform. Ellen became a Pahara-Aspen Education Fellow in 2013, an Ashoka Fellow in 2011, and is a recipient of the 2011 Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship. Other major awards include the 2013 NewSchools Venture Fund Organization of the Year Award, 2010 Civic Ventures Purpose Prize Fellow, and the Harold W. McGraw, Jr. 2005 Prize in Education. Ellen has also co-authored many publications.Nominee Portfolio