Emily Liebtag
Vice President of Advocacy


Dr. Emily Liebtag is Vice President of Advocacy at Getting Smart. She works with education organizations to promote, improve or amplify their work. Emily taught in a Title 1 elementary school for four years. She has also taught online and face-to-face education courses at the University of Virginia and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her university teaching experience includes topics such as curriculum, instruction, assessment and teaching students who are english language learners. While teaching, Emily also gained extensive experience coaching and supervising pre-service student teachers. She holds a Grades K-6 and a Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages certificate.

Emily 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, diversity and equity issues, dual language learning and global education. Emily has also worked with international teachers, most specifically language teachers, to learn about teaching & learning in the U.S. school system.

She holds a B.A. in Elementary Education, an M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction with a focus on Science Education and an Ed.D. in Curriculum, Teaching & Learning with a focus on diversity and culture in education. Her doctoral research was focused on better preparing teachers to be culturally responsive. She evaluated the impact of international student teaching experiences on participating pre-service teachers.  

She has worked in both nonprofit and private education organizations and companies. Emily has served as a researcher and consultant on large and small scale research studies, book projects and education evaluations. Her writing and published works ranges from blogs to infographics to whitepapers. Emily is a strong supporter of education and committed to helping current and future educators create meaningful learning experiences for all students.