Ellen Moir
Founder and CEO


  • Leadership
  • Teacher effectiveness

Ellen Moir is founder and CEO of New Teacher Center (NTC), a national nonprofit dedicated to improving student learning by accelerating the effectiveness of new teachers, experienced teachers and school leaders. She is recognized as a passionate advocate for our nation’s newest teachers and for the students they teach, and for her work in beginning teacher development and school reform. She has extensive experience in public education, having previously served as director of teacher education at the University of California, Santa Cruz and worked as a bilingual teacher. Moir has been named as a recipient of the 2015 Mary Utne O’Brien Awards for Excellence in Expanding the Evidence-based Practice of Social and Emotional Learning, the 2015 California Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (CASCD) Outstanding Instructional Leader award, the 2014 Brock International Prize in Education Laureate, and the 2011 Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship. She has co-authored many publications, including “Keys to the Classroom” and “New Teacher Mentoring: Hopes and Promise for Improving Teacher Effectiveness.”