Dr. Cynthia Brunswick is senior vice president of program delivery for New Teacher Center, a national
organization dedicated to improving student learning by accelerating the effectiveness of new
teachers and school leaders. She leads the organization’s national program delivery work, focused on
developing highly effective educators, and is a member of its senior leadership team.
Cynthia began her career teaching middle and high school at Lindblom High School on Chicago’s
Southside. Prior to joining New Teacher Center, she led the Center for Urban School Improvement
Professional Development for Network Schools at the University of Chicago’s work training coaches
and school leaders in literacy instruction across a network of schools on the city’s south side. Cynthia
joined New Teacher Center in 2006 to launch the organization’s proven, mentor-based induction
program in Chicago Public Schools. Under her leadership, New Teacher Center successfully grew its
Chicago office and partnership with Chicago Public Schools. She now leads the organization’s federal
Investing in Innovation (i3) grant work in eight high-needs districts across the country.
Cynthia is passionate about serving schools, teachers, and students in our hardest to staff districts.
She holds a doctorate at Loyola University, a master’s in education at Roosevelt University, and a
Bachelor of Science at Valparaiso University.