Saroja Warner

Dir of Educator Preparation Initiatives
Council of Chief State School Officers

Dr. Warner is the Director of Educator Preparation Initiatives at CCSSO where she directs initiatives that support state authorities to ensure educators enter the workforce ready to advance student learning, represent the demographic diversity of K12 students, and lead schools that support student achievement. Prior to joining CCSSO, Warner was the Chief of Educator Preparation Program Approval and Assessment at the MD State Department of Education. In that role she directed state and federal oversight and regulatory responsibilities for professional educator preparation. Dr. Warner taught high school social studies for 15 years. She consultants with school districts on a variety of educational equity solutions. She serves as a member of the graduate faculty at the UMD, where she works in teacher preparation to ensure candidates are ready to support equity in classrooms, conduct research to better their practice and student learning, and actively act as agents of school change.

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