Eric Hirsch
Founding Executive Director


  • Professional development
  • Teacher development

Eric Hirsch is the founding executive director of, a nonpartisan, independent nonprofit providing rigorous reviews of the alignment and quality of yearlong instructional series as a “Consumer Reports” for school materials. Prior to joining, Hirsch was the chief external affairs officer at the New Teacher Center, the executive director of the Center for Teaching Quality and the education program manager at the National Conference of State Legislatures. He has supported policymakers in 35 states, written and published more than 150 articles, book chapters, reports and policy briefs, and presented at conferences across the country. He has worked with education leaders in 20 states and 25 large districts over the past decade to gather more than 1.5 million surveys from school-based educators about the teaching and learning conditions in their schools, providing data to more than 30,000 school reports that help educators and policymakers create school environments to accelerate teacher effectiveness. Hirsch received his teacher certification in Massachusetts and his master’s degree in political science from the University of Colorado.