Executive Vice President, Director
Molly Mauer is the Executive Vice President at The Opportunity Institute. In her role as Executive Vice President, she designs and builds new and runs several existing projects, including the Mathematics of Opportunity, and the Science of Learning and Development Initiative, and she is the Director of Partners for Each and Every Child. Partners for, through equity, engagement and evidence, is building an infrastructure of interconnected educational equity work. We aim to encourage a growing portion of the education policy community to break down barriers and advance sound educational equity policies and meaningful process, responsive to the needs of at-risk, under-served, and politically underrepresented students and their families. It is a collaborative, nonpartisan network of education researchers, advocacy organizations, and policy experts, committed to educational excellence for each and every child. The network grew out of the work of the 2011-2013 Congressionally chartered, national, bipartisan Commission for Equity and Excellence in Education.
Molly worked for the Obama Administration at the U.S. Department of Education in the Office for Civil Rights, specifically on the recent transformation of the Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC) and other equity-focused initiatives. Molly previously was the assistant director of data and policy at the Education Trust—West in Oakland, CA. Molly holds a B.A. in Education Psychology from Mills College and a M.S. in Education from New York University.