Molly Weiner Named Director of Policy for the Texas Aspires Foundation

We are excited to announce the addition of Molly Weiner to the Texas Aspires team! As Director of Policy, Molly will focus on the development and implementation of strategic policy initiatives for the organization.

Prior to joining Texas Aspires, Molly served as Nashville Program Director for the Urban Leaders Fellowship, an organization providing participating fellows with the tools necessary for creating and advancing public policies alongside partner organizations and elected officials.

In 2015, Molly worked in the office of State Senator Mike Johnston of Denver, Colorado, where she conducted research on education issues and liaised with local, statewide and national education stakeholders before drafting and providing key policy recommendations for Senator Johnston and his executive team. Additionally, she has executed elements of research analysis and policy development for a variety of education-oriented organizations including Stand for Children Colorado, the Tennessee Department of Education, The Education Trust in Washington, D.C., and Vanderbilt’s Peabody College – Department of Special Education, the #1 Special Education Program in the nation for over a decade according to U.S. News & World Report. Her diverse experience in education policymaking, coupled with her firsthand experience as a high school math teacher in Round Rock, TX, makes her a perfect fit for the Texas Aspires team!

A native of Sugar Land, Molly graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with both a BBA in Accounting and a BA in Psychology before obtaining her Master’s of Public Policy in education from Vanderbilt University in Nashville. Following her graduation from UT-Austin, Molly obtained her teaching certification through The New Teacher Project.

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