Maria E. Hyler is a Senior Researcher at Learning Policy Institute (LPI) and a member of LPI’s Educator Quality and Deeper Learning teams. She is co-lead on a forthcoming study on teacher preparation for deeper learning. Hyler also represents the institute on several initiatives focused on teacher preparation, development, and leadership. Her work focuses on structures and systems that support student success, best practices for preparing teachers to teach students of diverse backgrounds, and preparing equity-centered educators.
Hyler previously served as Assistant Professor of teacher preparation and professional development at the University of Maryland, College Park. She began her career as a high school English teacher in San Mateo County, CA, where she achieved National Board Certification in Adolescent Young Adult English Language Arts.
Hyler received a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from Stanford University, an M.Ed. with a teaching credential from Harvard Graduate School of Education and a dual degree in English and Africana Studies from Wellesley College.