Dr. Liz City

Guest Lecturer

Dr. Liz City is lecturer on education and director of the Doctor of Education Leadership (Ed.L.D.) Program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She has served as a teacher, instructional coach, principal, and consultant, in each role focused on helping all children— and the educators who work with them— realize their full potential. Liz’s work is a combination of pragmatic: “How can we do our work better every day for children now?” — and imaginative — “What might learning and the systems that support learning look like in the not-too-distant future?”

Liz fell in love with teaching in a closet-turned-classroom in St. Petersburg, Russia. From her early passion for adolescent literacy as a middle school humanities teacher to her current work in developing leaders, common themes in Liz’s work are collaboration, discussion, asking the right questions, thinking and acting strategically, and learning through doing. Liz’s recent work in the field includes supporting instructional rounds networks, developing a statewide induction program for new superintendents and helping to cultivate personalized learning across rural districts and schools.

She has authored/coauthored many publications, including “Meeting Wise: Making the Most of Collaborative Time for Educators” (2014), “Data Wise, Revised and Expanded Edition: A Step-by-Step Guide to Using Assessment Results to Improve Teaching and Learning” (2013), “Strategy in Action: How School Systems Can Support Powerful Learning and Teaching” (2009), “Instructional Rounds in Education: A Network Approach to Improving Teaching and Learning” (2009), and “Resourceful Leadership: Tradeoffs and Tough Decisions on the Road to School Improvement” (2008).