Elliot Haspel

Program Officer, Education Policy & Research
Robins Foundation

Elliot Haspel is an early childhood and K–12 education policy expert and writer, and the author of Crawling Behind: America's Childcare Crisis and How to Fix It. He started his career as a fourth grade public school teacher in Arizona through the Teach For America program. Following his time in the classroom, he earned a master’s in education policy and management from Harvard’s Graduate School of Education. Elliot has worked for numerous education policy and advocacy organizations. He currently works as the program officer for education policy and research at the Robins Foundation, one of Virginia's largest and oldest philanthropic foundations, where he oversees the foundation’s early childhood portfolio. Elliot’s writings have been featured on numerous mediums, ranging from The Washington Post, USA Today, The New Republic and McSweeney’s Internet Tendency. He lives in Richmond, VA with his wife and two spirited young daughters.

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