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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
Deborah Schifter

Deborah Schifter is an expert in early algebra learning and mathematics education. She leads research, develops instructional resources, and designs professional development that helps teachers enhance their mathematics instruction and ensure...

Mailing Address

26 Crescent Street
Northampton, MA 01060

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

Senior Training and Technical Assistance Associate
Steven Shuman

Steven Shuman, an expert in child development, health, and technical assistance, supports program leaders in ensuring young children's well-being and school readiness. For decades, he has worked to improve early childhood education and public...

Mailing Address

1735 Capri Circle
Palm Springs, California 92264

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 

Training and Technical Assistance Associate II
Christina Silvi

Christina Silvi brings expertise in early literacy, child development, evidence based practices and research, and technology based professional development. She designs and provides accessible, research based professional learning that aligns with...

Mailing Address

535 Centerville Road, Suite 201
Warwick, RI 02886

Managing Project Director
Deborah Spencer

Deborah Spencer’s career is distinguished by her drive to help teachers and administrators make thoughtful, informed decisions about mathematics curriculum and instruction. She brings extensive expertise in research and development in mathematics...

Mailing Address

43 Foundry Avenue
Waltham, Massachusetts 02453-8313

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

Senior Project Director
Jim Stanton

Jim Stanton brings a unique blend of experience in K–12 education, workforce development, political and community organizing, and business to his groundbreaking work to ensure all students have a strong foundation in computing and are ready to...

Mailing Address

43 Foundry Avenue
Waltham, Massachusetts 02453-8313

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

Managing Project Director
Tony Streit

Tony Streit is a nationally recognized expert in media education, youth development, out-of-school time, and informal STEM learning. He is dedicated to helping educators harness 21st-century tools to provide hands-on, student-centered learning...

Mailing Address

770 North Halsted Street, Suite 205
Chicago, Illinois 60622

Senior Research Scientist
Sarah Sword

Sarah Sword brings extensive expertise in research, mathematics instructional design, and teacher professional development. Currently, she serves as Principal Investigator for Assessing Secondary Teachers’ Algebraic Habits of Mind, a...

Mailing Address

43 Foundry Avenue
Waltham, Massachusetts 02453-8313