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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
Amy Busey

Amy Busey leads and contributes to a diverse array of initiatives that support teachers in ensuring students’ STEM proficiency and school, college, and career success. She brings significant experience in quantitative and qualitative research,...

Mailing Address

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

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

Training and Technical Assistance Associate II
Patricia Cameron

Patricia Cameron is an expert in early childhood education quality improvement, special education, and technical assistance. She brings a strong belief that achieving quality in education is an ongoing journey, and not a destination, to her work...

Mailing Address

535 Centerville Road, Suite 201
Warwick, RI 02886

Senior Project Director
Rebecca Carey

Rebecca Carey provides leadership and management on large- and small-scale contracts and grants for research and evaluation projects at EDC. She brings experience in educational research, with a focus on collaborative research, and program...

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

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

Center/Unit Finance Manager III
Nicole Chang

Nicole Chang's client-focused experience enables her to collaborate effectively with both project staff and EDC’s centralized accounting and finance team. She draws upon the financial management skills she has honed in both the...

Mailing Address

43 Foundry Avenue
Waltham, Massachusetts 02453-8313

Interim Division Finance Director
Ben Chauncey

Ben Chauncey sustains a sound fiscal infrastructure for the Learning and Teaching Division, advancing business development to ensure the Division achieves its goals to enhance the quality and equity of education. To this role, he brings extensive...

Mailing Address

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

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

Research Associate II
Kyle DeMeo Cook

Kyle DeMeo Cook brings extensive experience in quantitative and qualitative research methods and education policy. She primarily applies her expertise to research focused on early childhood education.

Currently, Cook undertakes research as...

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

Research Scientist
Jackie DeLisi

Jackie DeLisi's research provides new insights into effective strategies to improve science teaching and learning both in formal and informal STEM education environments. Her primary research interests include understanding the intersections...

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 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

Senior Research Associate
Jim Diamond

Jim Diamond is an educational researcher and instructional designer in the field of digital media and learning, focused primarily on the use of educational games to enrich K–12 learning and teaching for students and teachers. He is especially...

Mailing Address

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

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