Michael Weinberg, Thornburg Foundation

TITLE: Policy Officer

FOCUS AREAS: Early Childhood Education

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PROFILE:  Michael Weinberg has been the education policy officer at the Thornburg Foundation since May 2014. He previously worked as the program evaluation manager for the New Mexico Legislative Finance Committee. Weinberg has also served on the Mayor's Children, Youth, and Family Community Cabinet.

His professional bio shares:

Michael Weinberg is the Early Childhood Education Policy Officer at the Thornburg Foundation. Previously, Michael was the program evaluation manager for New Mexico’s Legislative Finance Committee where he identified opportunities to improve outcomes across the birth to college continuum. Michael spent the first fourteen years of his career in the education trenches, as a teacher, literacy coach, and principal of a PreK-8 school. Michael earned his doctoral degree from the University of New Mexico in educational leadership, his master’s from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and his bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College. What excites Michael most about his current role is the ability to combine his experiences in policy-making with his passion for improving the lives of children. Michael lives with his wife, two daughters, and lots of pets in Placitas, New Mexico.