Tanji Reed Marshall
Director of P-12 Practice


  • Reading and literacy
  • Achievement gap
  • Class size and structure
  • Academic performance 
  • NAEP
  • Measures of effective teaching 
  • Teacher assessment 
  • Teacher quality
  • Teacher development
  • Teacher effectiveness

Tanji Reed Marshall is the director of p-12 practice and leads The Education Trust’s Equity in Motion assignment analysis work. Prior to joining The Education Trust, Marshall worked in the Office of Academic Programs at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University to prepare the school of education’s accreditation with the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation. Before that, she supported prospective secondary English teachers who were working to obtain licensure through the school of education. Before joining Virginia Tech, she worked as a district-level literacy specialist in Charlotte–Mecklenburg Schools in North Carolina. Marshall holds a doctorate degree  in curriculum and instruction, with an emphasis on teacher practice with high-achieving African American students, from Virginia Tech; a master’s degree in English education, with a focus on critical literacy, from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte; and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Boston College.