Our Team

GG Weisenfeld

Associate Director of Technical Assistance
GG Weisenfeld

Expertise and Research Interest

  • State & City Pre-K Policy 
  • Elements of High-Quality Preschool 
  • Implementing Mixed-Delivery Preschool 


GG Weisenfeld is a Senior ECE Policy Specialist at the National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) at Rutgers University, Graduate School of Education. 

Her current work includes conducting national scans of pre-K policies at the state and city level, researching state efforts that support the implementation of high-quality preschools, understanding how preschool operates in mixed-delivery systems, including family child care, contributing to the research and production of NIEER’s annual State of Preschool Yearbook, and offering technical assistance for state and city leaders on designing and enhancing pre-K efforts. 

Dr. Weisenfeld is able to incorporate her vast early childhood education work experience in understanding systems that support young children at the state, local, and program level. She previously held the position of Hawaii’s Director of the Executive Office on Early Learning in the Office of the Governor, worked on state level birth to grade three alignment as the P-3 Director of Early Learning for Hawaii P-20, was a professor at the City University of New York, and an Early Head Start/Head Start Director and preschool teacher. She earned a Master’s degree from Bank Street College and Doctorate from Teachers College, Columbia University. 


  • Ed.D. Educational Administration/Organizational Leadership at Teachers College, Columbia University 
  • Ed.M. Educational Administration/Organizational Leadership at Teachers College, Columbia University 
  • M.S. Museum Education at Bank Street College 
  • B.S. Early Childhood/Elementary Education at New York University