As a Division Director, Susan Mundry provides strategic leadership for a $65M portfolio of research and technical assistance projects. She is a subject matter expert in professional learning, systems change, educational equity, and leadership development. She co-leads the Teacher Preparation Research Partnership for the Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Northeast & Islands. She directs a major project for the State of North Carolina to resolve a decades-old equity lawsuit, leading a team that has investigated the state’s education system through 12 studies and developed a 10-year action plan to increase student outcomes.
Mundry directed the National Academy for Science and Mathematics Education Leadership and designed academies for Texas, Maine, Pennsylvania, Washington, Illinois, and Puerto Rico. Based on this work, she coauthored the award-winning Leading Every Day: Actions for Effective Leadership. The book was named a Learning Forward Book of the Year. Mundry also co-developed the simulation game, Leading Professional Learning: Building Capacity for Sustained Practice, which teaches educators how to build communities of practice to improve learning; coauthored the best-selling books, Designing Effective Professional Development for Teachers of Science and Mathematics and The Data Coach’s Guide to Improving Learning for All Students; and has authored or coauthored many other publications and toolkits.
Formerly, Mundry was Associate Director at NETWORK, Inc., an R&D organization focused on school improvement, where she managed the National Center for Improving Science Education and developed two simulations games: Making Change for School Improvement and Systems Thinking Systems Changing.
Mundry earned a BA from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and an EdM from Boston University.