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Sophia Mansori explores and supports innovative uses of technology and media in formal and informal educational settings, youth development efforts, educator professional development programs, and changes in curriculum and instruction that address student engagement and achievement. As a program evaluator and researcher, she strives to help programs and funders engage in continuous improvement, as well as document and disseminate the impact of their work and lessons learned.
Mansori currently contributes to the evaluation of the Nellie Mae Education Foundation’s district-level systems change initiatives, and manages the statewide evaluation of the Illinois State Board of Education 21st Century Community Learning Center program. Her evaluation and research experience includes a number of STEM initiatives, such as the NSF-funded project, Formative Assessment in the Mathematics Classroom: Engaging Teachers and Students (FACETS), the Amgen Biotech Experience program, and the National Academy of Science’s Communicating Chemistry in Informal Settings project.
For six years, Mansori served as the Project Director on the program evaluation of Adobe Youth Voices, the Adobe Foundation’s global philanthropic initiative that supports youth in creating media to find their voice and take action in their communities. She has worked on a wide range of research and evaluation projects within the Learning and Teaching Division, employing both qualitative and quantitative methods to conduct formative and summative analyses. These have included evaluations of inquiry-based curricula, school-community collaborations, and capacity building efforts for afterschool staff. Early in her career at EDC, she conducted research on and provided technical assistance for community technology centers funded by the U.S. Department of Education and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Mansori received a BA in English from Tufts University and an EdM in technology in education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She completed course work through The Evaluators’ Institute and is a member of the American Evaluation Association.