Founder and Principal, ECE PolicyWorks
Susan Ochshorn founded ECE PolicyWorks in 2010.
For nearly two decades, she has worked in a broad range of settings at the local, state, and national levels to bridge research, policy, and practice, to integrate ECE into the larger education reform conversation, and to catalyze social change.
Among the many organizations with which she has worked are the National Center for Children in Poverty, New America, United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona, ZERO TO THREE, New York Zero-to-Three Network, City University of New York, National Center for Children and Families, and the National Association for the Education of Young Children.
Susan has served in a number of advisory positions, including on the council of the Early Learning Initiative at the Education Commission of the States. She is the author of numerous briefs, reports, and other publications, as well as a frequent speaker and moderator of policy forums on critical issues in early care and education. A former journalist, she has written for CNN Opinion, Parenting, the Los Angeles Times, and other publications. She blogs at ECE Policy Matters and at the Huffington Post, and is the author of Squandering America’s Future – Why ECE Policy Matters for Equality, Our Economy and Our Children (Teachers College Press, 2015).
Susan holds a B.A. in English from Barnard College, and an MS.Ed with a concentration in public policy from Bank Street College of Education. She lives in Manhattan with her husband, an attorney, and a revolving assortment of launching twentysomethings.