Tony Wagner recently accepted a position as the first Innovation Education Fellow at the Technology & Entrepreneurship Center at Harvard. Prior to this, he was the founder and co-director of the Change Leadership Group at the Harvard Graduate School of Education for more than a decade.
Wagner consults widely to schools, districts, and foundations around the country and internationally. His previous work experience includes 12 years as a high school teacher, K-8 principal, university professor in teacher education, and founding executive director of Educators for Social Responsibility.
Wagner is also a frequent speaker at national and international conferences and a widely published author. His work includes numerous articles and five books. His latest, Creating Innovators: The Making of Young People Who Will Change the World, will be published in April by Simon & Schuster. His book The Global Achievement Gap: Why Even Our Best Schools Don’t Teach the New Survival Skills Our Children Need—and What We Can Do About It has been a bestseller and is being translated into Chinese. Wagner's other titles include Change Leadership: A Practical Guide to Transforming Our Schools, Making the Grade: Reinventing America's Schools, and How Schools Change: Lessons from Three Communities Revisited. He has also recently collaborated with noted filmmaker Robert Compton to create a 60-minute documentary, The Finnish Phenomenon: Inside the World’s Most Surprising School System.
Tony Wagner earned an M.A.T. and an Ed.D. at the Harvard University Graduate School of Education.