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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 Training and Technical Assistance Associate
Frank DeVito

Frank DeVito is passionate about education reform and works extensively with districts, schools, and community partners to redesign schools. Guided by a deep commitment to educational equity and excellence, he brings a firsthand understanding of...

Mailing Address

43 Foundry Avenue
Waltham, Massachusetts 02453-8313

Finance Manager I
Jennifer Hawley

Jennifer M. Hawley contributes her financial and business acumen to a wide range of EDC initiatives and departments. She brings extensive expertise in systems and policies that ensure the smooth day-to-day fiscal operations of nonprofit and for-...

Mailing Address

43 Foundry Avenue
Waltham, Massachusetts 02453-8313

Senior Project Director
Lauren Katzman

Lauren Katzman is deeply committed to advancing systemic changes in K–12 education to improve outcomes for students with disabilities. She has extensive expertise in whole-school reform, evidence-based practices in special education, and...

Mailing Address

43 Foundry Avenue
Waltham, Massachusetts 02453-8313

Distinguished Scholar
Cheryl King

Cheryl King brings experience in leading whole school system reform both as a practitioner (teacher, principal, chief academic officer, and deputy superintendent) and a researcher. Her life’s work has been dedicated to providing equal access to...

Mailing Address

43 Foundry Avenue
Waltham, Massachusetts 02453-8313

Project Associate II
Melissa Lin

Melissa Lin specializes in project management, product development, conference and event administration, proposal coordination, facilitation of team collaboration, and development of administrative systems. To all of her work, she brings a deep...

Mailing Address

43 Foundry Avenue
Waltham, Massachusetts 02453-8313

Senior Research Scientist
Julie Riordan

Julie Riordan advances knowledge of strategies to sustain strong researcher-practitioner partnerships that give practitioners the evidence they need to improve student outcomes. In addition to her specialization in collaborative research, she...

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
Anne Wang

Anne Wang is a highly experienced program evaluator, technical assistance specialist, and product developer. She is committed to promoting the use of positive approaches and evidence-based practices to foster the academic and social-emotional...

Mailing Address

43 Foundry Avenue
Waltham, Massachusetts 02453-8313

Project Director
Diana Wogan

Diana Wogan contributes her expertise in research, policy analysis, and school improvement to a wide range of initiatives. Working closely with key state and regional education leaders, she ensures that research and lessons learned by...

Mailing Address

43 Foundry Avenue
Waltham, Massachusetts 02453-8313