Stephany is a Senior Research Associate at RMC Research and brings to her position 30 years of experience in education, government, nonprofit management, and philanthropy. She is skilled in case study analysis, education policy analysis, instructional audits, needs assessments, project management, qualitative research and evaluation methods, school/district quality reviews and strategic planning, and resource development. Stephany is leading diagnostic reviews for the Aurora Public Schools (CO), evaluations of several National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded projects (Arizona State University STEM CURE, Middle Tennessee State University IUSE MODULE(S2), Phoenix College HSI STEM CURE, and University of Nebraska-Lincoln NRT INFEWS), and an evaluation of professional services offered by a curriculum publisher. She assisted with the Regional Educational Laboratory’s (Central) work with educator preparation programs in Kansas on the development of the Kansas Clinical Assessment Tool (K-CAT) handbook. She also assisted with the Broad Center Study of School Leaders, helped to develop a manual on Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS) for the Fulton County Public Schools (GA), and served as a National Blue Ribbon Schools reviewer. Stephany served as a team member for the Texas and West Comprehensive Centers focusing on district improvement and expanded learning time, monitoring of schools designed for improvement, and conducting policy scans on state education agency sponsored leadership development programs. She also facilitated the work of the Regional Educational Laboratory’s (Central) Rural Education Research Alliance. She conducted Broad Prize site visits to urban districts and charter management organizations and site visits to high schools and districts that were finalists for the Tennessee SCORE Prize. Stephany has conducted literature reviews with desegregation, district exemplars on school turnaround, early childhood education, out-of-school suspensions, and principal recruitment and retention. She served as project director for The Learning Source evaluation for the Aurora Public Schools (CO) that examined the effects of an adult English language and parenting program on parent participants and their children. She has led evaluations of service-learning and civic engagement programs. Stephany received her BA in International Relations from Lewis and Clark College in Portland (OR), her MPA from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and a Certificate in Nonprofit Management from Duke University (NC).

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