Quentin Suffren is chief academic officer at The Learning Institute (TLI) in Hot Springs, Arkansas. TLI provides assessment, data and curriculum services to 80 school districts (educating over 250,000 students) in Arkansas and Louisiana. At TLI, Quentin leads the curriculum and professional development teams that directly support school administrators, program coordinators and classroom teachers. Before assuming this role, he served as a literacy curriculum specialist and managed a comprehensive K-12 English Language Arts curriculum and assessment program. He was also the lead writer/editor of TLI’s online publication, The Learning Curve. Previously, Quentin has worked as a project manager for the Thomas B. Fordham Foundation, as a curriculum coach at Hot Springs School District, and as a humanities instructor at the Arkansas School for mathematics, sciences and the arts. He has also taught English at the secondary and postsecondary levels in Memphis, Tennessee. Quentin holds a Master of Fine Arts in writing from the University of Memphis.