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Senior Research Associate
Neil Schiavo

Neil Schiavo brings expertise in teacher leadership, professional learning communities, program sustainability, research and evaluation, and facilitation of knowledge utilization. 

Schiavo plays a key role in research and evaluation...

Mailing Address

43 Foundry Avenue
Waltham, MA 02453-8313

Principal Research Scientist
Diane Schilder

Diane Schilder leads research, evaluation, and policy analysis initiatives that advance knowledge of innovative, effective approaches to promoting young children’s school readiness and success. Her work focuses on child care, early education, and...

Mailing Address

43 Foundry Avenue
Waltham, Massachusetts 02453-8313

Research Associate
Rebecca Schillaci

Rebecca Schillaci is committed to conducting high-quality research of educational programs. She contributes her expertise in research design, quantitative and qualitative methodologies, survey design, statistics, and data analysis to a wide range...

Mailing Address

43 Foundry Avenue
Waltham, Massachusetts 02453-8313

Research Scientist
Karen Shakman

Karen Shakman, an experienced researcher and evaluator, specializes in advancing the field's knowledge of educator effectiveness systems and illuminating barriers and facilitators to sustaining K-12 education reforms. She brings significant...

Mailing Address

43 Foundry Avenue
Waltham, Massachusetts 02453

Research Associate II
Katherine Shields

Katherine Shields has extensive experience in research, evaluation, and program design for youth and adult education programs. Her research interests include college and career readiness, college access and persistence, and postsecondary...

Mailing Address

43 Foundry Avenue
Waltham, Massachusetts 02453

Research Associate II
Megan Silander

Megan Silander conducts research that generates new insights into effective preK–12 education policies and programs. Her research interests include school and instructional improvement, accountability, and out-of-school time learning. She brings...

Mailing Address

96 Morton Street, 7th Fl
New York, New York 10014 

Senior Research Associate
Erin Stafford

Erin Stafford has extensive experience working directly with formal and informal education practitioners and nonprofit professionals to design, refine, and evaluate education curricula, interventions, and professional development experiences....

Mailing Address

770 N. Halsted Street, Suite 205
Chicago, IL  60642

Training and Technical Assistance Associate II
Jenny Stern-Carusone

Jenny Stern-Carusone is a direct service provider, technical assistance provider, and program director working across multiple sectors, including schools, law enforcement, juvenile justice and social service providers. She has an extensive...

Mailing Address

43 Foundry Avenue
Waltham, Massachusetts 02453-8313