Denise Borders

Dr. Denise Glyn Borders is a Senior Vice President and Group Director of the U.S. Education and Workforce Development Group for the Academy for Educational Development (AED). The U.S. Education and Workforce Development Group focuses on improving the quality of decision-making for education reform from pre-K through higher-education levels, emphasizing comprehensive, systemic educational improvements and reform, and expanded formal and non-formal learning. The Group enables children, young people and adults – especially the underserved – to realize their learning and earning potential through its mission to improve and deliver innovative and effective organizational solutions. Reporting directly to the President and Chief Operating Officer of AED, Dr. Borders directs the six U.S. Ed&WD Group Centers.

Prior to joining AED, Dr. Borders was President and Chief Executive Officer of The McKenzie Group (TMG). A specialist in K-12 accountability and assessment systems, Dr. Borders directed a number of projects for the firm, including the development of a web-based annual accountability system and an evaluation of Voyager Expanded Learning Programs. Previous to working at TMG, Dr. Borders served in the Senior Executive Service (SES) at the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA), in a position equivalent to Deputy. This school system serves over 115,000 children of military personnel and has an operating budget of $1.5 billion.

Dr. Borders holds a Doctorate of Education in Psycholinguistics and Research from Columbia University, Teachers College. In addition, Dr. Borders holds a Master of Education in Curriculum and Teaching and a Master of Arts in Urban Education from Columbia University, Teachers College. She also earned a Master of Science in Elementary Education from SUNYCortland/Cornell University.

Selected Publications

  • Denise Glyn Borders, “Black Boys and School: A Broken Relationship”, Academy for Educational Development, March 15, 2006.
  • Denise Glyn Borders, “Veteran Teachers: The Linchpin of School Reform”, EdWeek, October 2004.
  • Denise Glyn Borders et al., “Student Achievement and Reform Trends in Urban Districts”, The McKenzie Group, Inc. Paper written for the U.S. Department of Education in support of the National Assessment of Title I, May 2000.
  • Denise Glyn Borders and Scott Joftus, “Student Achievement and Accountability Systems in Large Urban School Districts”, Presentation at the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development Annual conference, San Francisco, CA, March 8, 1999.
  • Scott Joftus and Denise Glyn Borders, “Symbolism or Vision? The Federal Role in Education”, The School Administrator, March 1999.
  • Ascher, C., et al., several contributing authors, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD). “Educating Everybody’s Children: Diverse Teaching Strategies for Diverse Learners What Research and Practice Say About Improving Achievement”, 1995.
  • Borders, D. G. and Lucas C., “Language Diversity and Classroom Discourse”, New Jersey, Alex Publishing Corporation, 1994.

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