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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

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

Senior Training and Technical Assistance Associate
Sally Baggett

Sally Baggett facilitates continuous quality improvement (CQI) to strengthen evidence-based early childhood home visiting programs. She brings decades of experience fostering creative collaborations to improve early childhood systems, as well as...

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

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

Senior Training and Technical Assistance Associate
Karen Cairone

Karen Cairone designs resources that build the capacity of early childhood educators, leaders, and parents to promote young children's resilience and that support the use of effective coping mechanisms to handle stress. She is an expert in child...

Mailing Address

43 Foundry Avenue
Waltham, Massachusetts 02453-8313

Project Director II
Eileen Caruso

Eileen Caruso has extensive experience in guiding the sound finance and operations management of non-profit and for-profit organizations. She has contributed her expertise in a diverse array of leadership roles in higher education, the performing...

Mailing Address

43 Foundry Avenue
Waltham, Massachusetts 02453-8313

Senior Training and Technical Assistance Associate
Clear-Sandor

Kimberly Clear-Sandor is passionate about leveraging her understanding of health, families, and early childhood settings to advance children’s health, safety, growth, and development within educational settings and the home.

Clear-Sandor is...

Mailing Address

43 Foundry Avenue
Waltham, Massachusetts 02453-8313

Senior Training and Technical Assistance Associate
Lori Coletti

Lori Coletti, an early care and education expert, has extensive experience in promoting continuous quality improvement in Head Start, Early Head Start (EHS), pre-kindergarten (pre-K) programs, and community-based child care centers. She is a...

Mailing Address

43 Foundry Avenue
Waltham, Massachusetts 02453-8313

Project Associate

Donna Dervishian-Aldred specializes in project management, business development, marketing, successful multi-disciplinary team collaboration, and project delivery. She brings this expertise to a wide range of innovative projects that promote...

Mailing Address

43 Foundry Avenue
Waltham, Massachusetts 02453-8313

Senior Project Director
Elaine Fitzgerald

Elaine Fitzgerald Lewis is an expert in leadership and management development, quality improvement, systems building, and maternal and child health. She is deeply committed to improving the health and well-being of our most vulnerable populations...

Mailing Address

43 Foundry Avenue
Waltham, Massachusetts 02453-8313

Distinguished Scholar/Advisor
Paul Goldenberg

E. Paul Goldenberg has an exceptionally strong background in K–12 mathematics, extensive knowledge of the cognitive bases of mathematics learning, and over 40 years of experience in curriculum development at both elementary and secondary levels,...

Mailing Address

43 Foundry Avenue
Waltham, Massachusetts 02453-8313

Senior Research Associate

Marion Goldstein leads R&D and evaluations that advance knowledge of strategies to strengthen STEM education for all students. Many of her studies examine how technology can be strategically employed to enhance preK–12 teaching and learning....

Mailing Address

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

Senior Curriculum/Instructional Design Associate
Cynthia Hoisington

Cindy Hoisington believes that authentic, cognitively challenging science experiences can be transformative for young children and their teachers. She brings to her work more than 20 years of experience teaching young children, developing...

Mailing Address

43 Foundry Avenue
Waltham, Massachusetts 02453-8313

Research Scientist

Naomi Hupert leads initiatives that seek to close opportunity gaps for students who struggle to meet grade-level academic benchmarks and to identify supports required to provide all students with engaging and challenging academic instruction. Her...

Mailing Address

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

Senior Research Associate
Clare Irwin

Clare Irwin is highly experienced in measurement, research methods, and early education research. She applies her experience and expertise across a wide range of activities including conducting quantitative and qualitative studies of early...

Mailing Address

43 Foundry Avenue
Waltham, Massachusetts 02453-8313

Principal Technical Advisor
David Jacobson

David Jacobson works with states, districts, and communities to improve early education and care for low-income children and their families. He specializes in building effective prenatal through Grade 3 (P–3) systems with the aim of closing...

Mailing Address

43 Foundry Avenue
Waltham, Massachusetts 02453-8313

Senior Research Associate
Janna Kook

Janna Kook advances the field’s knowledge of effective early childhood education and early STEM learning and teaching, with a focus on the link between teacher professional development and child outcomes. An experienced researcher and program...

Mailing Address

43 Foundry Avenue
Waltham, Massachusetts 02453-8313

Research Scientist
Ashley Lewis Presser

Ashley Lewis Presser leads education research that has a special focus on investigating the effectiveness of preschool math and science interventions and develops assessments for children. She brings expertise in conducting quasi-experimental and...

Mailing Address

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