Margaret Terry Orr
Educational Leadership, Administration and Policy
113 W. 60th Street
New York, New York 10023
Margaret Terry Orr, Ph.D., joined the faculty of the Educational Leadership, Administration and Policy Division in 2017. Previously, she was on the faculty of Bank Street College of Education, where she directed the Future School Leaders Academy, a two-year, dual certification leadership preparation program in partnership with 30+ school districts. In her prior work, she was an associate professor of Educational Leadership at Teachers College, Columbia University and a senior research associate at the Academy for Educational Development (now FHI 360).
Orr has conducted a great number of regional and national studies over the last 35 years on leadership preparation approaches and school and district reform initiatives, and has published numerous books and articles. Her books address effective approaches to leadership preparation and development. Her articles on preparation program effects demonstrated the influence of preparation on leadership practices and school improvement work.
Orr has advised New York and other states on leadership preparation and teacher and principal evaluation and leadership licensure exams, and provided training for school districts on teacher and principal evaluation. She served on committees that developed the national 2015 Professional Standards for Educational Leaders and helped to set national quality standards for leadership preparation programs. She is past Division A-Vice President of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). Orr has also received the University Council for Educational Administration's (UCEA) Edwin M. Bridges Award for Significant Contributions to the Preparation and Development of School Leaders (2015) and the AERA Learning and Teaching Educational Leadership-Special Interest Group (SIG) Distinguished Researcher Award (2008).