Millicent Bender is a director at the College Excellence Program, where she oversees the development of curricula for leadership programs, including the Aspen Presidential Fellowships. Millicent manages partnerships for the deployment of curricula to state-based audiences of presidents, trustees, and other senior leaders, and leads the curriculum team in the synthesis of learning from across the program into practice-focused tools and other resources for the field.
Before coming to CEP, Millicent taught kindergarten in public and charter schools in Baltimore and D.C. She has designed and delivered professional development experiences for new and veteran teachers through Teach for America, The New Teacher Project, and Baltimore City Public Schools.
Millicent holds a B.A. in English from Harvard University and an M.S.Ed. in urban education from The Johns Hopkins University.