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Jill Harrison Berg

Jill Harrison Berg, Ed.D., is Director of the Boston Teacher Leadership Certificate Program, a series of graduate-level development courses for teachers.  She also provides leadership coaching and consulting support for school and district leaders who strive to create powerful, coordinated leadership systems that tap the leadership potential of teachers, and has specialized experience in strategic planning support to turnaround schools.

 Dr. Berg began her career in the classroom, teaching elementary and middle grades in public, independent, and international school settings.  Since leaving the classroom in 2001 to pursue a doctorate, she has been engaged in teaching teachers and leaders through various institutions of higher education and nonprofits, including the Boston Plan for Excellence where she founded the Boston Teacher Leadership Certificate Program in 2010. She has been an education consultant to several local, statewide and national agencies on issues of teaching quality including the Center for Strengthening the Teaching Profession, the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, the National Research Council, and the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS).

Dr. Berg has published several articles on the topics of teacher leadership, teaching quality and leadership development.  She is author of the monthly column "Leading Together" in ASCD's Educational Leadership magazine, and has penned two books: Leading in Sync: Teacher Leaders and Principals Working Together for Student Learning (ASCD, 2018), and Improving the Quality of Teaching through National Board Certification (Christopher Gordon Press, 2003). She earned her doctorate at the Harvard Graduate School of Education while participating as a researcher with the Project on the Next Generation of Teachers. She also holds a B.A. from Harvard University, an M.Ed. from Lesley University, and was one of the first teachers in this Commonwealth to become a National Board Certified Teacher (1998).