Kimberly Elliott

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Kimberly Elliott
Senior Business Development Associate

Mailing Address: 

43 Foundry Avenue
Waltham, Massachusetts 02453-8313



Kimberly Elliott brings deep expertise in nonprofit development to her work conceptualizing and designing systems, supports, and products to advance strategic business development goals. A published author and experienced education writer specializing in early childhood and STEM topics, she plays a key role in initiatives to secure and maintain funding partners who share EDC's mission to transform lives through learning. She specializes in designing and implementing effective strategies to clearly communicate findings from EDC's studies and innovative work to support families, teachers, and school and district leaders and to inform researchers and decision-makers at the local, state, and national levels.

Elliott is a lead grantwriter for teams of instructional designers, technical assistance specialists, and researchers that submit proposals to government, corporate, and private foundation funders. She also contributes to strategic dissemination efforts across EDC. In 2016, she co-authored the EDC publication In Support of Educators: Strategies That Work. She is the author of the CADRE Brief  "Broadening Participation—Making STEM Learning Relevant and Rigorous for All Students" and also wrote two briefs—Nurturing STEM Skills in Young Learners, PreK-3 and CTE Pathways to STEM Occupations—as part of EDC's work to disseminate promising practices from the National Research Council's Successful K–12 STEM Education report. 

For the Center for Technology Implementation—a collaborative initiative of EDC, American Institutes for Research, and the Center for Applied Special Technology—Elliott wrote and edited content for the PowerUp What Works website. She also contributed to the Success at the Core online professional development toolkit developed by EDC and Vulcan Productions; the National Institutes of Health-funded Exploring Bioethics curriculum supplement; and the Steps to Success instructional design for Head Start mentor-coaches, as well as many other professional development and instructional resources.

Elliott is the co-author of a Corwin book, Teacher Leader Stories: The Power of Case Methods, and the coauthor of “Instructional Coaching: Helping Preschool Teachers Reach Their Full Potential.” Earlier in her career, she was the lead author of the reports, The Power of Mentoring and The Many Faces of Leadership. She has edited books written by EDC authors and published by Jossey-Bass (Supported Literacy for Adolescents) and Rowman-Littlefield (More Than Title IX: How Equity in Education Has Shaped the Nation).

Prior to joining EDC, Elliott owned a freelance grant writing and writing small business for 7 years. For 11 years, she worked at Wheelock College, where she helped create systems to strengthen the early childhood workforce and support them in improving young children's well-being, school readiness, and school success.

Elliott received a BA in English from the University of New Hampshire.