Our People

Senior Research Associate
Louisa Anastasopoulos

Louisa Anastasopoulos has expertise in research and evaluation project management, including the development of data quality control systems, quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-methods analysis, and formative feedback. She has extensive...

Mailing Address

43 Foundry Avenue
Waltham, Massachusetts 02453-8313

Training and Technical Assistance Associate II
Alexandra Arnold

Alexandra Arnold brings experience in early childhood education, design and delivery of comprehensive services for children and families, child mental health, services for children with disabilities, inclusive schools, and project management....

Mailing Address

535 Centerville Road, Suite 201
Warwick, RI 02886

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

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 for all students. She brings extensive expertise in teacher education, mathematics curriculum and professional...

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 specializes in measurement, evaluation, and assessment within the wider scope of her research and analytic support. Currently, she is providing 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 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 Associate II
Christina Bonney

Christina R. Bonney leads studies that examine student motivation, school and curricular reform, and strategies to enhance learning, teaching, and student achievement. She contributes her expertise in quantitative and qualitative research 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 Vice President and Division Director
Joanne Brady

Joanne Brady brings decades of experience in executive management and translation of research into educational programs and products to her leadership of EDC’s Learning and Teaching Division (LTD). As an EDC Senior Vice President, she works with...

Mailing Address

43 Foundry Avenue
Waltham, Massachusetts 02453-8313

Managing Project Director
Barbara Brauner Berns

Barbara Brauner Berns focuses on science education with an emphasis on capacity building, curriculum implementation, state policy, and systemic change. She works to foster strong partnerships that can contribute to the improvement of science...

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

Project Director
Amy Brodesky

Amy Brodesky, a mathematics curriculum developer and professional development specialist, focuses on improving mathematics instruction for struggling learners with and without disabilities. She has led five related National Science Foundation (NSF...

Mailing Address

43 Foundry Avenue
Waltham, Massachusetts 02453-8313