About Me

Originally from the D.C. area, I have lived in Cambridge for 25 years and before that in Boston for 10 years.  My professional field is education and educational research. I have worked at the Boston Children’s Museum, The Learning Center for Deaf Children’s Marie Phillip School (preK-12th), the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and Lesley University.  I have a doctorate in Human Development and Psychology from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

I am also an educational activist and outspoken advocate for improvements in Cambridge’s public schools, speaking at public meetings, writing op-ed articles for local papers, and meeting with public officials.  This fall I was elected to a seat on the Cambridge School Committee.

My spouse, Armond Cohen, and I have two daughters, Eliza and Leah Cohen, who attended the Cambridge Public Schools from kindergarten through 12th grade. Eliza graduated from Cambridge Rindge and Latin High School in 2010, and Leah in 2014.

To learn more about my professional background, school committee priorities, and views on education, go to:

www.emilydexterforcambridge.com

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