Mark Teoh, Ed.D. is the Vice President of Learning, Research & Impact at Teach Plus. Mark (he/him) leads the national research and learning agenda and collaborates with Teach Plus teacher leaders to advance state and national research initiatives. In this role, he works to elevate Teach Plus as a key contributor to the teaching profession and identify opportunities to leverage our learning and programs for impact.
Mark leads the Senior Research Fellows, comprised of teacher leaders and alumni of the policy fellowship drawn from across Teach Plus states. In partnership with the Education Trust, he co-authored the report, “If You Listen, We Will Stay: Why Teachers of Color Leave and How to Disrupt Teacher Turnover” and, more recently, co-authored “To Be Who We Are: Black Teachers on Creating Affirming School Cultures” in collaboration with the Center for Black Educator Development. To leverage the teacher-driven recommendations from these reports, Mark developed and leads the “Equity Leadership Institute,” a Teach Plus initiative to support school district teams, including teacher leaders, to address district policies and school cultures.
Mark Teoh is a former high school history teacher, having taught for six years in Texas and Pennsylvania. Prior to joining Teach Plus in 2012, Mark served as a district administrator in the Boston Public Schools and the Seattle Public Schools, where he was the Executive Director responsible for strategic planning, research, assessment, and evaluation. Mark is a contributing author to two books on using data to improve instructional practice, “Data Wise,” and “Data Wise In Action.” He earned a B.A. in History from Rice University, a M.S.Ed. in Education Policy from the University of Pennsylvania, and an Ed.M. and Ed.D. in Education Policy, Leadership, and Instructional Practice from Harvard University.