EdResearch Advisory Board

ELEVATING THE VOICE OF EDUCATORS TO SHAPE RESEARCH FOR REAL-WORLD IMPACT

Educators play a critical role in shaping the direction and ensuring the usefulness of EdResearch briefs. EdResearch and Transcend have partnered to form a year-long Advisory Board, engaging people working at the school and system level to share their perspectives with EdResearch brief authors and staff members and directly contribute to the knowledge-creation process. This unique opportunity empowers educators who are often left out of traditional research processes to actively shape and refine education research. By fostering a participatory approach, the Board will contribute to the democratization of evidence and create more inclusive, relevant, and impactful education initiatives.

Goals of the Advisory Board

Key Activities

Meet the Program Partners

Nathaniel Schwartz

Annenberg Institute at Brown University

Director of Applied Research and Professor of the Practice

Christina Claiborne

Annenberg Institute at Brown University

Director, Research to Practice Network, EdResearch for Action

Fatou Diokhane

Brown University

Graduate Student, Urban Education Policy Program

Jamie Downs

Transcend

Partner, System Stakeholder Lead

Josh Edelman

Transcend

Chief Network Officer

Isabel Fitzpatrick

Brown University

Research Project Manager – Exchange Networks and Engagement

Meet the Board Members

Karissa Sullivan

Ramapo High School

Assistant Principal

Jessica Nauiokas

Haven Academy

Executive Director

Sarah Robinson Chin

Metro Nashville Public Schools

Chief Strategy Officer

Megan Conklin

Olympia School District and Tumwater School District

Educator

Kari Kraichely

KIPP St. Louis

Vice President of Student Services

Anjali Bhatt

Hartsville, South Carolina

Teacher

Hannah Gbenro

Consultant

Educator

Corey M. Jackson

Consultant

Educator

Jennifer Greene

Cleveland, Ohio

Education Leader

Shannon Garfield

SELF (Special Education Leader Fellowship)

Chief Executive Officer

Shanita Glaspie

Brightpoint Community College

Secondary Education Teacher

Ginger Cole-Leffel

Arlington ISD

Director of Professional Learning

Annette Ledesma

Independent

School Leader

Jeremy Jones

EAGLE College Prep Schools in Phoenix, Arizona

Executive Director

Carol Kelley

Independent

Transformative leader and accomplished superintendent

Ashley Kearney

District of Columbia

School Improvement Manager

Rachael Grech-Scott

Cleveland, Ohio

International Baccalaureate Coordinator

Ryan C. Otero

IDEA Public Schools in El Paso, Texas

Teacher

Maxwell Akuamoah-Boateng

Community Schools in the Mayor’s Office of Education in Philadelphia

Director of Operations

Sara Monaco

Smithfield Public Schools

Assistant Superintendent

Shanna Ricketts

Gwinnett County Public Schools

Executive Director of Research, Evaluation, and Analytics

Michael McGee

KIPP Ernest N. “Dutch” Morial Primary School in New Orleans

School Leader

Reyna Sotelo

TNTP

Consulting Partner

Jill Gurtner

Clark Street Community School (CSCS)

Principal

Constance Parham

DC Public Schools

Director of Innovation & Design

Abby Quirk

DC Public Schools (DCPS)

Innovation & Design Coordinator

JOIN US


Are you a dedicated practitioner passionate about shaping the future of education research and practice? 

Join our Practitioner Advisory Board and lend your invaluable insights to the creation of actionable, impactful EdResearch for Action briefs. Apply now and be a driving force in democratizing evidence and transforming the way we approach education challenges.