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Chief of Policy, Planning & External Affairs


Teach Plus


As Chief of Policy, Planning & External Affairs, Lindsay Sobel manages Teach Plus’s policy, research, and external affairs functions, and serves on the Senior Leadership Team.

In 2021-22, Lindsay served as Interim CEO of Teach Plus. As Vice President of Policy & External Affairs, she expanded Teach Plus’s policy and partnerships work at the federal level and deepened regional impact, expanding the organization’s work to 12 states. Lindsay founded Teach Plus Texas in 2016 and served as its Senior Executive Director. Under Lindsay’s leadership, Teach Plus Texas helped secure an historic overhaul of the state’s school finance system, significant legislation advancing student mental health, and improvements to teacher leadership, preparation, and mentoring.

Lindsay served as founding Director of the Teach Plus Network and Massachusetts Executive Director, where she supported teacher leaders in advancing college and career-ready standards, pedagogy, charter-district collaboration, and assessments. At Teach Plus, Lindsay has provided thousands of teachers with opportunities to make an impact on behalf of the most underserved students.

Prior to joining Teach Plus, Lindsay spent a decade at Citizen Schools, an organization focused on expanding the learning day for low-income middle school students. Lindsay started her career as a political journalist, helping to launch Slate Magazine and covering Congress for The Hill newspaper. She has also served as an adjunct journalism professor at Emerson College.

Lindsay holds a BA from the University of Michigan and an MPP from the Harvard Kennedy School. She and her husband have two daughters, and live in Austin, Texas.

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