- Nicole Simon
NICOLE S. SIMON is a doctoral candidate in culture, communities and education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, where she is a research assistant at the Project on the Next Generation of Teachers. She began her career in the New York City public schools. Simon holds a B.S. in human development and an M.S. in design & environmental analysis, both from Cornell University, and an M.Ed. in learning and teaching from Harvard. She received the 2007 Global Kids Urban Educator Fellowship for her work with young men of color and the 2011 Radcliffe/Rappaport Policy Fellowship, which supported her work on educator evaluation at the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
- Susan Moore Johnson
SUSAN MOORE JOHNSON is the Jerome T. Murphy Professor in Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, where she served as academic dean from 1993 to 1999. A former high school teacher and administrator, Johnson has a continuing research interest in the work of teachers and the reform of schools. She has studied the leadership of superintendents, the effects of collective bargaining on schools, the priorities of local union leaders, teacher evaluation, the use of incentive pay plans for teachers, and the school as a context for adult work. Johnson has published five books and many articles about these topics. Since 1998, Johnson has directed a multiyear research study, the Project on the Next Generation of Teachers, which examines how best to recruit, support, and retain a strong teaching force. In 2004, Johnson and her colleagues at the Project on the Next Generation of Teachers published Finders and Keepers: Helping New Teachers Survive and Thrive in Our Schools. Recently, Johnson and John P. Papay proposed a new career-based plan for teachers’ pay in Redesigning Teacher Pay, published by the Economic Policy Institute.