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Dr. Darren Woodruff

Senior Director

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Dr. Darren Woodruff is a Senior Director at The DeBruce Foundation who leads initiatives and partnerships that expand access to education, workforce preparation, and career opportunities.  He is driven to help people find more opportunities and expand their career and educational options. Prior to joining The DeBruce Foundation, Dr. Woodruff was a Principal Research Analyst at the American Institutes for Research in Washington, DC, where he was responsible for project management, knowledge development, technical assistance, and evaluation activities across a range of educational topics including academic and behavioral supports for at-risk youth, closure of the academic achievement gap, minority student disproportionality in special education, and comprehensive school reform.


Earlier in his career, Dr. Woodruff served as an Associate Research Scientist at the Yale Child Study Center where he conducted school-level evaluations of student outcomes for the Comer School Development Program.  For nearly ten years, Darren served on DC Public Charter School Board.  Dr. Woodruff earned a BS from Stanford University, an MEd from Harvard University and a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from Howard University.  He is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha, Inc.


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