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Audience in Lecture








Uptake, LLC


Over the course of her career Deborah Levitzky has built and run transformative professional learning programs for K-12 educators. She is a consultant, supporting organizations with strategic planning, capacity-building and growth, and professional learning program design.

Deborah was the founding chief program officer of WPS, a start-up focused on transformative professional learning experiences for K-12 educators. Prior, she was the chief program officer and founding director of the National Academy of Advanced Teacher Education, a national program of study that was dedicated to developing, retaining, and leveraging top-tier educators in high-needs schools. She led content development for the Effective Practice Incentive Community, a professional learning platform built by New Leaders. Deborah helped to launch 60+ charter and district schools through the Office of New Schools at the New York City Department. Early in her career she was a School Designer with Expeditionary Learning and a co-founder of the New York City Public Service Corps, a high school service learning and career tech program.

Deborah holds an MBA from the Yale School of Management, an MSA in education administration from Trinity College in Washington, D.C, and a bachelor’s degree in political science from Barnard College. Deborah was a New Leaders resident principal and a Coro Fellow in Public Affairs in New York City.

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