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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
Katrina Bledsoe

Katrina Bledsoe brings extensive experience as an evaluator of programs at the local, state, and federal government levels. Bledsoe leads evaluations of initiatives focused on curriculum development in the sciences and social sciences, teacher...

Mailing Address

43 Foundry Avenue
Waltham, Massachusetts 02453-8313

Associate Project Director
Nicole Breslow

Nicole Breslow provides technical assistance and conducts applied research and evaluation to improve teacher and principal support and development. Her work has spanned the educator professional continuum, with a particular focus on teacher and...

Mailing Address

43 Foundry Avenue
Waltham, Massachusetts 02453-8313

Co-Director
Pam Buffington

Pam Buffington provides technical support in evidence based policy development and decisionmaking to state and local education agencies and is a project leader in the development and management of multiple professional development initiatives. She...

Mailing Address

36 Brunswick Avenue
Gardiner, Maine 04345

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
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

Research Associate II
Gabriela Garcia

Gabriela Garcia brings expertise in mixed-methods evaluation design, project management, report writing, and STEM-based higher education programs. As an evaluator and researcher, Garcia strives to provide meaningful and relevant information that...

Mailing Address

770 North Halsted Street, Suite 205
Chicago, Illinois 60622

Associate Project Director
Kate Goddard

Kate Goddard specializes in designing, implementing, and supporting the continuous improvement of technology- and media-based out-of-school time (OST) programs. Building on her experiences as a practitioner, she puts youth development at the...

Mailing Address

43 Foundry Avenue
Waltham, MA  02453-8313

Senior Project Director
Joe Ippolito

Joe Ippolito provides expertise in the design and management of large-scale initiatives focused on career education and training for diverse fields. He is deeply committed to creating pathways to STEM careers and improving outcomes for at-risk...

Mailing Address

43 Foundry Avenue
Waltham, Massachusetts 02453-8313

Senior Project Director
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 Training and Technical Assistance Associate
Jessica Juliuson

Jessica Juliuson specializes in supporting districts and schools in making systemic changes to ensure students acquire the skills and knowledge to thrive in a 21st century economy and to be effective participants in a democratic society...

Mailing Address

43 Foundry Avenue
Waltham, Massachusetts 02453-8313

Training and Technical Assistance Associate II
Nevin Katz

Nevin Katz, a former science teacher, brings experience in online interactive development, mathematics and science instructional design, and design and facilitation of blended learning courses for K–12 teachers.

Katz advances the goals of a...

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

Senior Project Director
Rebecca Lewis

Rebecca Lewis works to promote the integration of rigorous academic content with opportunities for students to develop essential skills necessary for success in postsecondary education and the workplace. She seeks to excite students about learning...

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