Phone: (512) 596-5417

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Austin, TX 78741

Francesca Forzani

Deputy Director, TeachingWorks

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Francesca Forzani is the deputy director of TeachingWorks. An experienced teacher educator and expert on change in teacher preparation, she directs the organization’s work with teacher educators. She began her career as a high school English teacher in Greenville, Mississippi, where she was a Teach for America corps member. She also served as a teacher educator for Teach for America and for Teach First in London, U.K, and has taught courses in secondary English language arts methods at the University of Michigan. She holds a BA in English from Smith College, an MPP from the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan, and a PhD in education foundations and policy from the University of Michigan. Forzani serves on the board of trustees of Deans for Impact and in the national advisory group for The Path Forward for Teacher Preparation and Licensure for Early Literacy.