Nicole Breslow, a highly experienced project director and technical assistance specialist, leads initiatives that build education leaders’ and policymakers’ capacity to improve outcomes for students. She has deep expertise in research, continuous quality improvement (CQI), data-driven decision-making, coaching, educator effectiveness, professional development, distributed leadership, and systems change.

As co-leader of the Professional Learning and Development Research Alliance for the REL Northeast & Islands at EDC, Breslow guides districts in making evidence-based decisions to strengthen the teaching workforce through the design, implementation, and scale-up of professional development models. She has coached leaders in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Vermont in using CQI to adopt and sustain student-centered approaches to learning.

Breslow provided customized technical assistance to U.S. Department of Education Teacher Incentive Fund and Investing in Innovation grantees. Before joining EDC, she was the director of teaching and learning at Teach For America and taught fourth grade in East Harlem.

She holds a BS in Cognitive Science from Brown University, an MEd in School Leadership from Harvard University, and an MEd in Elementary Teaching from Hunter College.