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

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

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

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

Research Associate II
Michelle Cerrone

Michelle Cerrone focuses on the role of educational technologies and digital games in supporting student learning and teacher professional development. She specializes in research methods, survey development, and statistical analysis, which she...

Mailing Address

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

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

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

Distinguished Scholar/Advisor
Al Cuoco

Al Cuoco is the lead author of CME Project, a National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded high school curriculum published by Pearson. Recently, he served as part of a team that revised the Conference Board of the Mathematical Sciences (CBMS)...

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

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

Project Director
Erin Earnst

Erin Earnst designs and provides effective online and blended professional development and supports the use of technology and universal design to enhance students’ outcomes. To all of her work, she brings a first-hand understanding of classrooms...

Mailing Address

43 Foundry Avenue
Waltham, MA 02453-8318

Senior Business Development Associate
Kimberly Elliott

Kimberly Elliott brings deep expertise in nonprofit development to her work conceptualizing and designing systems, supports, and products to advance strategic business development goals. A published author and experienced education writer...

Mailing Address

43 Foundry Avenue
Waltham, Massachusetts 02453-8313

Senior Project Director
Eliza Fabillar

Eliza P. Fabillar is an expert in high school reform, student-centered learning, systems change, professional development, and instructional design. She specializes in helping districts and high schools build capacity to bridge research and...

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

Project Director
Susan Foley

Susan Foley brings expertise in early childhood and afterschool education, project management, technical assistance, and workforce professionalization. She is deeply committed to increasing children’s and youth’s access to high-quality programs...

Mailing Address

43 Foundry Avenue
Waltham, Massachusetts 02453-8313

Distinguished Scholar
Lynn Goldsmith

Lynn Goldsmith leads studies that provide new insights into effective approaches to interdisciplinary STEM learning and strategies to help teachers become more thoughtful and effective in their mathematics instruction. Her recent research has...

Mailing Address

43 Foundry Avenue
Waltham, Massachusetts 02453-8313

Research Associate

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

Senior Advisor
Vivian Guilfoy

Vivian Guilfoy has designed and led innovative programs and research focused on workforce development, learning and literacy, and community development. At the heart of her work are ways to grow the talents of diverse learners—especially those who...

Mailing Address

43 Foundry Avenue
Waltham, Massachusetts 02453-8313