I have conducted program evaluations for non-profit organizations, universities, and K-12 school districts, examining questions of school climate, leadership, parent engagement, and service-learning. Using both quantitative and qualitative methods, I provide analyses to stakeholders, so they may understand the impact of their projects, as well as the processes of their projects’ implementation. Ultimately, I hope that organizations will use the results of the evaluations to scale-up effective programs, or appropriately change and enhance efforts as needed.
From 2017-2022, I have led the evaluation of a National Professional Development program in Missouri sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education: “SEE-TEL” – Strengthening Equity and Effectiveness for Teachers of English Learners. As Co-PI, I’ve designed all aspects of the research to measure effectiveness and clarify areas we can improve. See news stories of our project here: https://education.missouri.edu/2018/11/see-tel-working-to-improve-english-learner-instruction-in-missouri/ and http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/federal-grants-will-help-immigrant-rich-school-districts-train-more-english-language#stream/0
Since 2009, I have assisted the following organizations with their program evaluation needs: