About Me

Originally from the Washington, D.C., area, I have lived in Cambridge for 25 years and before that in Boston for 10 years.  My professional field is educational policy and research. I have worked at the Boston Children’s Museum, The Learning Center for Deaf Children, 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.  From 2015-2019 I was a member of the Cambridge School  Committee.

My spouse and I have two daughters who attended the Cambridge Public Schools from kindergarten through 12th grade, graduating from Cambridge Rindge and Latin School in 2010 and 2014.

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

www.emilydexterforcambridge.com

https://www.linkedin.com/in/emilydexter

https://twitter.com/emilyrdexter