Hirsh has served as executive director for Learning Forward for ten years. She began her career as a secondary teacher and later served as a school district administrator in the Richardson (Texas) Independent School District. In 1996 she was elected to the Richardson school board and served for three terms. Hirsh advises policy makers and practitioners at all levels on improving student achievement and educator effectiveness through implementation of high-quality systems of professional learning.
The institute was the best professional development activity I have ever engaged in. The atmosphere created was very conducive to learning.— Chanda Telleen, Educational Consultant
I have strategies and supports to more effectively lead the change that is happening in my state and my region. I feel prepared to tackle complex issues with facilitation more effectively.— Norma Gerrell, Learning Forward, TN Affiliate