Mark Teoh is a former high school history teacher, having taught for six years in both Texas and Pennsylvania. As the Senior National Director of Research and Knowledge, Mark leads the national research agenda and partners with Teach Plus teacher leaders to advance state and national research initiatives. He leads the Senior Teaching Research Fellows, comprised of teacher leaders and alumni of the policy fellowship drawn from across Teach Plus states. In partnership with the Education Trust, Mark co-authored the report, “If You Listen, We Will Stay: Why Teachers of Color Leave and How to Disrupt Teacher Turnover.”
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.” Mark is also an adjunct professor, teaching courses in statistics, economics, and education research. 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.