Ed.M. Candidate, Learning and Teaching Program
Maggie Waldner is a candidate for an Ed.M. in the Learning and Teaching Program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Prior to her studies, Waldner was a Kindergarten teacher and 2014 Teach For America corps member in New York City. During her years in the classroom, Waldner worked with the Relay Graduate School of Education, TFA New York, and the Bay Area Discovery Museum to create an engineering preservice teacher course for early childhood educators. She is also a member of the 100Kin10 Teacher Forum, through which she works with other educators to help guide the conversation around quality STEM education nationally. Waldner is passionate about disrupting systems of inequality and oppression from inside the classroom and preserving student-driven, exploratory curriculum in a world of high-stakes testing. Waldner holds an MAT in Early Childhood Education from the Relay Graduate School of Education.