Our People

Senior Research Associate
Louisa Anastasopoulos

Louisa Anastasopoulos has expertise in research and evaluation project management across grade levels and content areas, including the development of data quality control systems, quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-methods analysis, and...

Mailing Address

43 Foundry Avenue
Waltham, Massachusetts 02453-8313

Curriculum/Instructional Design Associate II
Courtney Arthur

Courtney Arthur is a mathematics and science education instructional designer, researcher, and professional developer. She is currently advancing the goals of several projects targeted to enhance the quality and equity of mathematics education....

Mailing Address

770 N Halsted Street Suite 205
Chicago, IL 60642

Senior Training and Technical Assistance Associate
Jessica Auerbach

Jessica Auerbach brings expertise in child development, early childhood mental health consultation, evidence-based teacher training, children’s and parents' mental health, and promoting protective factors and reducing health disparities. She...

Mailing Address

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

Finance Manager II

Melissa Avelino, a highly experienced financial analyst and project manager, has deep expertise in analyzing complex data to build solid financial models and develop strategic plans. She brings a strong background...

Mailing Address

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

Managing Project Director
Maria-Paz Avery

Throughout her career in education, Maria-Paz Avery has brought a keen sensitivity to the importance of viewing the performance of schools as embedded in the context of district and state supports. She has consulted extensively on organizational...

Mailing Address

43 Foundry Avenue
Waltham, Massachusetts 02453-8313

Senior Project Director
Eden Badertscher

Eden M. Badertscher works to close opportunity gaps in mathematics education and ensure our system of mathematics education is equitable and promotes the mathematics proficiency of all students. She brings extensive expertise in teacher education...

Mailing Address

43 Foundry Avenue
Waltham, Massachusetts 02453-8313

Senior Training and Technical Assistance Associate
Sally Baggett

Sally Baggett facilitates continuous quality improvement to strengthen evidence-based home visiting programs. She brings decades of experience fostering creative collaborations and integrating early childhood home visitation services and...

Mailing Address

43 Foundry Avenue
Waltham, Massachusetts 02453-8313

Research Associate II
Jessica Bailey

Jessica Bailey provides research and analytic support in measurement, evaluation, and assessment . Currently, she provides research expertise for two REL Northeast & Islands research alliances—the ...

Mailing Address

43 Foundry Avenue
Waltham, Massachusetts 02453-8313

Training and Technical Assistance Associate II
Deborah Bankauskas

Deborah Bankauskas provides technical assistance that builds capacity to improve the quality of early childhood education, with an emphasis on strengthening professional development for early childhood teachers. To her work, she brings expertise...

Mailing Address

535 Centerville Road, Suite 201
Warwick, RI 02886

Senior Curriculum/Instructional Design Associate
Erin Bardar

Erin Bardar specializes in science curriculum development, professional development, and education research, with a focus on the fields of earth and space science. She draws upon her background in physics and astronomy to develop innovative and...

Mailing Address

43 Foundry Avenue
Waltham, Massachusetts 02453-8313

Senior Training and Technical Assistance Associate
Tobie Barton

Tobie Barton is committed to improving the health and wellness of children and their families, and has a passion for helping organizations build their capacity to improve child health outcomes using evidence-based tools. She has extensive...

Mailing Address

43 Foundry Avenue
Waltham, Massachusetts 02453-8313

Training and Technical Assistance Associate II
Ashleigh Bickerstaff

Ashleigh Bickerstaff applies her experience as an early childhood teacher to her role as a trainer and coach for educators working with children from birth to eight years old.  She is committed to improving the early care and education experience...

Mailing Address

535 Centerville Road, Suite 201
Warwick, RI 02886

Senior Project Director
Kristen Bjork

Kristen Bjork creates authentic, engaging STEM learning experiences for students of all ages and backgrounds. She draws on her expertise in instructional design, science, science education, and the educational uses of technology to enhance K-12...

Mailing Address

43 Foundry Avenue
Waltham, Massachusetts 02453-8313

Research Scientist
Katrina Bledsoe

Katrina Bledsoe brings extensive experience as an evaluator of programs at the local, state, and federal government levels. Bledsoe leads evaluations of initiatives focused on curriculum development in the sciences and social sciences, teacher...

Mailing Address

43 Foundry Avenue
Waltham, Massachusetts 02453-8313

Research Associate II
Christina Bonney

Christina R. Bonney leads research that studies school reform, student motivation, and strategies to enhance learning, teaching, and student achievement. She contributes her expertise in quantitative and qualitative research design, survey design...

Mailing Address

43 Foundry Avenue
Waltham, Massachusetts 02453-8313

Senior Curriculum/Instructional Design Associate
Jacqueline Bourassa

Jacqueline Bourassa has a special focus on enhancing literacy instruction as a vehicle for school improvement. Currently, she is working to advance the translation of research into practice to help teachers refine instructional practice and...

Mailing Address

43 Foundry Avenue
Waltham, Massachusetts 02453-8313

Senior Project Director
Siobhan Bredin

Siobhan Bredin is a highly experienced technical assistance provider, product developer, information dissemination specialist, and project director. She brings expertise in information architecture design, collaborative technical assistance, and...

Mailing Address

43 Foundry Avenue
Waltham, Massachusetts 02453-8313

Associate Project Director
Nicole Breslow

Nicole Breslow provides technical assistance and conducts applied research and evaluation to improve teacher and principal support and development. Her work has spanned the educator professional continuum, with a particular focus on teacher and...

Mailing Address

43 Foundry Avenue
Waltham, Massachusetts 02453-8313

Research Associate II
Jessica Brett

Jessica Brett is committed to working with practitioners to design relevant research projects that produce actionable findings. Currently, she is advancing the growing knowledge base focused on competency-based learning and student-centered...

Mailing Address

43 Foundry Avenue
Waltham, Massachusetts 02453-8313

Research Scientist
Meghan Broadstone

Meghan Broadstone brings extensive experience in research and program evaluation, with a focus on early learning environments, to her role as Co-Principal Investigator of the Child Care Collaboration Study funded by an Office of Planning and...

Mailing Address

43 Foundry Avenue
Waltham, Massachusetts 02453-8313