Rebecca E. Wolfe
Senior Director, Students at the Center Project


  • Blended learning
  • College and career readiness
  • Common Core
  • Federal policy
  • Leadership
  • Personalized learning
  • State policy
  • Student-centered education
  • Teacher workforce

Rebecca E. Wolfe directs Jobs for the Future’s Students at the Center initiative, which adapts current research on key components of student-centered approaches to learning and deeper learning outcomes. The ultimate goal is for all students – with a special focus on underserved youth – to have concrete opportunities to acquire the skills, knowledge and dispositions needed for success in college, the workforce and civic life. Wolfe’s recent publications include “Early College Can Boost College Success Rates for Low-Income, First-Generation Students” (Kappan 2016) and “Educator Competencies for Personalized, Student-Centered Teaching” (Jobs for the Future 2015). Previously, Wolfe was the education director at the Fairfield County Community Foundation. She has also worked as a middle school site coordinator for GEAR UP, a teacher in several college-readiness initiatives for low-income youth, and a community liaison in the Boston district attorney’s office for the first Youth Opportunity Area grant. Wolfe holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology with a focus in urban education from Harvard University and a doctorate in education policy and administration from Stanford University.