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Project Director
Heidi Larson

Heidi Larson specializes in networking and collaboration, educational technology, and professional development. She advances a diverse array of initiatives focused on these and other key aspects of education reform.

Larson is the State...

Mailing Address

43 Foundry Avenue
Waltham, Massachusetts 02453-8313

Senior Research Associate
Heather Lavigne

Heather Lavigne brings expertise in children’s early learning, including specific expertise in research design and quantitative methodology. Her experience leading studies ranges from randomized controlled trials (RCTs) to correlational analyses...

Mailing Address

43 Foundry Avenue
Waltham, Massachusetts 02453-8313

Training and Technical Assistance Associate
Jessica Lavorgna

Jessica Lavorgna engages families and communities in school improvement initiatives that close opportunity gaps for children and promote their academic achievement. She brings experience in and passion for family and community engagement, adult...

Mailing Address

43 Foundry Avenue
Waltham, Massachusetts 02453-8313

Co-Director
Abigail Levy

Abigail Jurist Levy brings extensive experience in the fields of public K­–12 education and adult workforce development. As Co-Director of the Science and Mathematics Programs Unit, she leads a team of researchers, instructional designers, and...

Mailing Address

43 Foundry Avenue
Waltham, Massachusetts 02453-8313

Senior Project Director
Rebecca Lewis

Rebecca Lewis works to promote the integration of rigorous academic content with opportunities for students to develop essential skills necessary for success in postsecondary education and the workplace. She seeks to excite students about learning...

Mailing Address

43 Foundry Avenue
Waltham, Massachusetts 02453-8313

Research Scientist
Ashley Lewis Presser

Ashley Lewis Presser leads education research that has a special focus on investigating the effectiveness of preschool math and science interventions and develops assessments for children. She brings expertise in conducting quasi-experimental and...

Mailing Address

96 Morton Street, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10014

Research Scientist
Daniel Light

Daniel Light focuses his research on the issues of school reform, social media, and the networked world, as well as technology-enhanced education across school systems both in the U.S. and internationally. He brings expertise in both qualitative...

Mailing Address

96 Morton Street, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10014

Project Associate II
Melissa Lin

Melissa Lin specializes in project management, product development, conference and event administration, proposal coordination, facilitation of team collaboration, and development of administrative systems. To all of her work, she brings a deep...

Mailing Address

43 Foundry Avenue
Waltham, Massachusetts 02453-8313

Research Associate
Carrie Liston

Carrie S. Liston is dedicated to helping programs and organizations increase their effectiveness and impact on the world through evaluation. She collaborates with clients to design evaluations that fit the needs of their programs and ensures that...

Mailing Address

43 Foundry Avenue
Waltham, Massachusetts 02453-8313

Principal Research Scientist
Brian Lord

Brian Lord leads research and evaluation on student-centered learning, teacher leadership, teacher working conditions, and teachers’ professional development. He brings extensive expertise in studying the costs and configurations of professional...

Mailing Address

43 Foundry Avenue
Waltham, Massachusetts 02453-8313

Research Scientist
Josephine Louie

Josephine Louie has extensive experience conducting research in education and social science, with a background in quantitative and qualitative research methods.

Louie is a research leader for multiple projects funded by the National...

Mailing Address

43 Foundry Avenue
Waltham, Massachusetts 02453-8313

Senior Project Director
Loraine Lucinski

Loraine Lucinski brings extensive experience in designing, implementing and evaluating child wellness programs and systems change initiatives at both the local and state levels.  She is committed to motivating others to tackle complex challenges,...

Mailing Address

1025 Thomas Jefferson Street, NW, Suite 700 West
Washington, DC  20007