Marcia Baldanza, EdD

Marcia Baldanza, EdD (no photo)

Assistant Professor

School of Education

Academic Credentials

Ed.D. in Educational Administration and Policy, University of Minnesota; M.Ed. in Educational Administration, University of North Texas; B.S. in Exceptional Student Education and Elementary Education. B.S., Syracuse University.


Dr. Baldanza is a life-long educator and transformational leader. She is a recognized turnaround expert and has committed her career to changing outcomes in Title I schools for more than 20 years. Dr. Baldanza works to improve equity and access for under-resourced communities. She has received recognition for her turnaround work moving failing schools to achieving schools through transforming culture; creating protocols for collaborative faculty learning; and funding schools more fairly. Dr. Baldanza now shares that knowledge with others who aspire to innovate the future of teaching and learning. Dr. Baldanza has served as a teacher, principal, and assistant superintendent in large and small districts around the country. She lives in Arlington, Virginia with her husband, teenage son, and two dogs.

Teaching Areas

Introduction to Education: Teaching and Learning (M.Ed.) Challenges of Leadership: Conflict and Crisis Management (Ed.D.)

Research Interests

Equitable School Funding Teachers as Leaders


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Phone: 703 526 3821