Our People

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 and promotes the mathematics proficiency of all students. She brings extensive expertise in teacher education...

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 six related National Science Foundation (NSF...

Mailing Address

43 Foundry Avenue
Waltham, Massachusetts 02453-8313

Senior Curriculum/Instructional Design Associate
Susan Janssen Creighton

Susan Janssen Creighton focuses on designing and facilitating high-quality professional development for teachers and developing rigorous K–12 mathematics curricula. She specializes in advancing the use of formative assessment practices and helping...

Mailing Address

43 Foundry Avenue
Waltham, Massachusetts 02453-8313

Managing Project Director
Mark Driscoll

Mark Driscoll, a nationally recognized leader in mathematics education, designs instructional resources and professional development materials that build mathematics teacher's capacity to enhance students' understanding and improve their learning...

Mailing Address

43 Foundry Avenue
Waltham, Massachusetts 02453-8313

Senior Curriculum/Instructional Design Associate
Emily Fagan

Emily Fagan develops innovative middle-grades mathematics curriculum and professional development materials that support teachers’ and schools’ efforts to improve math teaching and learning. In addition to designing online and face-to-face courses...

Mailing Address

43 Foundry Avenue
Waltham, Massachusetts 02453-8313

Senior Research Associate

Ginger Fitzhugh leads evaluations that help programs leverage knowledge to achieve better outcomes for young people. She brings expertise in participatory program evaluation, systems thinking, and organizational development—as well as a commitment...

Mailing Address

43 Foundry Avenue
Waltham, Massachusetts 02453-8313

Curriculum/Instructional Design Associate II
Mary Fries

Mary Fries, a highly skilled instructional designer and professional developer, brings expertise in mathematics education, including teaching, leadership, professional development, and curriculum planning and design. Her work reflects her...

Mailing Address

43 Foundry Avenue
Waltham, Massachusetts 02453-8313

Research Associate II

Pilar Gonzalez is an experienced educational researcher who is committed to using formative and summative research to gather evidence about educational interventions that promote educational equity and academic achievement for struggling students...

Mailing Address

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

Project Associate II
Farzeen Harunani

Farzeen Harunani brings a fresh outlook on computer science (CS) education to her work at EDC. Harunani is committed to facilitating the expansion of CS education across the country and to seeking solutions to STEM equity issues for traditionally...

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

Training and Technical Assistance Associate
Jessica Lavorgna

Jessica Lavorgna engages families and communities in school improvement initiatives that close opportunity gaps for children and promote their academic achievement. She brings experience in and passion for family and community engagement, adult...

Mailing Address

43 Foundry Avenue
Waltham, Massachusetts 02453-8313

Distinguished Scholar

Babette Moeller focuses on the development of and research on educational programs across the curriculum that help ensure elementary, secondary, and post-secondary students with disabilities are included in and benefit from educational reform...

Mailing Address

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

Senior Research Associate
Jill Neumayer DePiper

Jill Neumayer DePiper researches mathematics learning and teaching, with a special focus on identifying effective strategies to support the academic success of students who are learning English. She brings extensive expertise in research design,...

Mailing Address

43 Foundry Avenue
Waltham, Massachusetts 02453-8313

Project Director II
Johannah Nikula

Johannah Nikula helps teachers make engaging and intellectually stimulating mathematical learning experiences available and accessible to all learners. She specializes in designing and studying models of professional development for mathematics...

Mailing Address

43 Foundry Avenue
Waltham, Massachusetts 02453-8313

Development Director
Trisha O'Connell

Trisha O’Connell has deep expertise in nonprofit development and management, portfolio building, and collective impact. She brings decades of experience in successful fundraising to her work to advance EDC’s goals to improve the quality and equity...

Mailing Address

43 Foundry Avenue
Waltham, Massachusetts 02453-8313

Principal Research Scientist
Caroline Parker

Carrie Parker leads research to improve programs and policies for all students, particularly culturally and linguistically diverse youth, including those with disabilities and English learners. She examines a wide range of education reform issues...

Mailing Address

43 Foundry Avenue
Waltham, Massachusetts 02453-8313

Managing Project Director
Sarita Pillai

Sarita Pillai, an expert in effective strategies to broaden students' participation in STEM learning and careers, leads national resource centers that advance innovative R&D and deepen understanding of effective strategies to enhance the...

Mailing Address

43 Foundry Avenue
Waltham, Massachusetts 02453-8313

Senior Research Associate
Ruth Rouvier

Ruth Rouvier’s extensive expertise in documentation, maintenance, and revitalization of endangered languages informs her work connecting children's linguistic and cultural heritage to their early learning—an approach that has been shown to have...

Mailing Address

43 Foundry Avenue
Waltham, Massachusetts 02453-8313

Research Associate II
Regan Vidiksis

Regan Vidiksis is an early education researcher with extensive experience in advancing effective strategies to promote children’s early science and mathematics learning and support teachers in integrating technology into early childhood settings...

Mailing Address

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