Emily Liebtag
Vice President of Advocacy


M.Ed.: Curriculum & Instruction with a focus on Science Education
Ed.D. Curriculum, Teaching and Learning with a focus on Diversity and Culture in Education.
Community Conversations Facilitated: 112

I’m passionate about our work because:
As a learner didn’t feel like my needs were being met and so many students feel like they are in the same position. There is so much hidden potential among learners past and present… the time is now to do something about it.

My favorite learning experience is:
Learning by doing within a community. This collaboration is an amazing way to pull all things together both as a teacher and a learner.

My role in three words:
Unearthing your potential.

I’m currently learning about:
Cities, urban planning and horticulture. I’m invested in learning about the history of our country’s different communities, particularly the ways that urban and rural communities interact.

I’m currently working on:
I’m currently interviewing and learning from students across our country to glean both positive and negative learning experiences and, with that, identifying the optimal conditions for student success. I’m also working to find the secret to the perfect Cinnabon.

Emily is driven by a desire to understand and empower communities. She has designed and facilitated professional development and created curricular resources for K-12 educators on a variety of topics, including project-based learning, culturally responsive teaching, the importance of diversity and equity, dual language learning and global education. She leads with empathy and has worked with education organizations to promote, improve and amplify their work.

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