Director of the Education Program
Faculty Leader - MAT Secondary Concentration
Marya Levenson, who was awarded the 2008 Louis Dembitz Brandeis Prize for Excellence in Teaching, graduated from Brandeis University with a history major in 1964. She earned her M.Ed. in Secondary Education at Boston University in 1971, and Ed.D. in Administration and Social Policy from the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) in 1984. She helped create The Principals’ Center at HGSE in 1981.
Marya Levenson began her career in education as a ninth grade social studies teacher at the William Barton Rogers Schools in Boston in 1971. After being part of a team that created Madison Park High School (a magnet Boston Public School created as part of desegregation), she became a Staff Associate to the Superintendent of the Boston Public Schools. She served as Principal of Newton North High School from 1982-1990, and Superintendent of the North Colonie School District in New York from 1990-2001. She currently is a member of the National Advisory Board of The Harvard Education Letter and Vice-President of Public Schools for Tomorrow.
Dr. Levenson is the author of the book, Pathways to Teacher Leadership: Emerging Models, Changing Roles.