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Meagan Comb

Assistant Dean, Executive Affairs
Executive Director, Wheelock Educational Policy Center

Meagan Comb is assistant dean for executive affairs at BU Wheelock College of Education & Human Development. In this role, she supports the strategic planning, communications, admissions and event efforts of the college. She also serves as the executive director of the Wheelock Educational Policy Center (WEPC), where she focuses on supporting rigorous, policy-relevant research in partnership with decisionmakers at the local, state, and federal level that transform systems of learning for a more just future.

Before joining BU Wheelock, Ms. Comb served as the director of educator effectiveness at the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE), where she oversaw the state’s policies and practices on teacher and leader preparation, educator assessment and licensure, educator evaluation, induction and mentoring, teacher recognition, and diverse workforce efforts. During her tenure at DESE, she led a team of 13 people, secured more than $5 million in grant funding for the department, and invested significantly in a robust research agenda to evaluate the work and shape of decisionmaking.

Trained to be a teacher as an undergraduate at Boston University, Ms. Comb has worked in the Durham, North Carolina, and Boston Public Schools as an elementary teacher and instructional literacy coach. Throughout her teaching career, she complemented her classroom work with policy roles at the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, the National Council for Teacher Quality, and Teach Plus.

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