Experts

As the nation’s premier publisher of K-12 news, analysis, and information, Education Week’s reporters, editors, researchers, and management have vast expertise in the field, with in-depth knowledge of school-related issues and data, education policy and practice, and the news industry at large. Our staff experts are available for media interviews and panel participation on the topics below. (Education Week is the flagship publication of Editorial Projects in Education.)

To contact our experts, email them individually or contact the Library at library@epe.org or by calling 301-280-3100.


Leadership


Virginia B. Edwards

President and Editor-in-Chief

Virginia B. Edwards

Virginia B. Edwards has been the president of Editorial Projects in Education, the $16 million-a-year nonprofit corporation that publishes Education Week and edweek.org, since 1997. Ginny has been the editor-in-chief of Education Week – the nation's premier “newspaper of record” for pre-K-12 education – since 1989. Before joining EPE, Ginny worked for two years for the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and, for the nearly 10 years before that, was an editor and reporter at The Courier-Journal in Louisville, Ky.

Areas of Focus: Pre-K-12 education policy and practice (history and context), Editorial Projects in Education/Education Week products and services; the changing landscape of journalism, media, and publishing; nonprofit management and governance

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Michele J. Givens

Publisher

Michele J. Givens

Michele Givens joined EPE in 2001 as general manager and concurrently assumed the role of publisher in 2009. She believes that changing culture may be the most important item in a very long list of things media companies need to do. Michele has partnered closely with EPE’s president to navigate EPE culturally, structurally, and fiscally through change, in part by developing and rolling out forward-facing initiatives that position EPE as a leader in the digital-conversion space. Prior to joining EPE, Michele held positions with Outside magazine, Rodale Press, and McGraw-Hill. She has an MBA from the University of New Mexico and an M.S. in the management of information technology from the University of Virginia.

Areas of Focus: B2B and B2C media management; developing strategic vision; aligning resources to ensure execution; building bridges between editorial, business, and IT teams; leading/evolving digital content and advertising business models; strategic information technology management

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Education Week Editorial Staff


Gregory Chronister

Executive Editor

Gregory Chronister

Gregory Chronister has been the executive editor of Education Week since 2006. He previously was its managing editor, an associate editor, and the Commentary editor. Before joining Education Week in 1985, he worked as a university publications editor and as the editor of an arts and entertainment newspaper.

Areas of Focus: strategic editorial planning, daily news management, news editing, American education policy



Kathleen Kennedy Manzo

Managing Editor, Education Week/edweek.org

Kathleen Kennedy Manzo

Kathleen Kennedy Manzo is the managing editor for Education Week and edweek.org, overseeing print and digital news operations, editorial strategy, and content partnerships. Kathleen started as a reporter at EdWeek in 1996, covering curriculum and standards, reading policy, textbooks, and educational technology. She began her career at The Washington Post, where she spent her days at sporting events, school board and city council meetings and writing for the Metro and Sports sections. Kathleen was a senior writer for Black Issues in Higher Education (now Diverse), and editor of Community College Week. She has a B.A. in communications from George Mason University, and an M.Ed. from the University of Virginia Curry School of Education.

Areas of Focus: newsroom management, news strategy and presentation, Web and print operations, education policy, writing and editing

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Follow @kmanzo and @EdWeekNow on Twitter.

Connect with Kathleen Kennedy Manzo on LinkedIn.


Mark W. Bomster

Assistant Managing Editor

Mark W. Bomster

Mark W. Bomster is an assistant managing editor for Education Week overseeing government and politics coverage, including federal and state policy, early-childhood, special education, school law, and parent-engagement issues. Before joining Education Week in 2006, he was for more than 20 years a reporter and editor at The Baltimore Sun and The Evening Sun.

Areas of Focus: federal education policy, state education policy, early-childhood education, special education

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Kevin Bushweller

Assistant Managing Editor, Education Week and Executive Editor, Digital Directions

Kevin Bushweller

Kevin Bushweller is an assistant managing editor for Education Week who oversees coverage of educational technology and the K-12 marketplace. He also manages the Digital Directions and Industry & Innovation online channels and serves as project editor of Technology Counts, Education Week's annual report about the state of ed tech. Kevin began working at Education Week in 2000, and has been covering education for newspapers and magazines for more than 25 years. Earlier in his career, he was a senior editor for American School Board Journal and Electronic School magazines.

Areas of Focus: educational technology, the role of business in education, K-12 marketplace trends, personalized learning, blended learning

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Lesli A. Maxwell

Assistant Managing Editor

Lesli A. Maxwell

Lesli A. Maxwell is an assistant managing editor for Education Week who oversees coverage of school district news and leadership, English-language learners, charter schools and school choice issues, and school climate, discipline, and nonacademic factors that affect students. She oversees Education Week’s annual Leaders To Learn From special report highlighting district-level school leaders. Lesli began working at Education Week in 2006 as a reporter. She previously was a reporter for The Sacramento Bee and The Fresno Bee in California. She has a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Missouri, Columbia, and a masters in journalism from the University of California, Berkeley.

Areas of Focus: school district trends and leadership, English-language learners, changing school demographics

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Elizabeth Rich

Commentary Editor

Elizabeth Rich

Elizabeth Rich is the Commentary editor for Education Week and edweek.org, overseeing the paper's print and online opinion essays and blogs. She joined EPE in 2007 as an assistant editor and writer for Education Week Teacher. In that role, she was the development editor for Donalyn Miller's popular book The Book Whisperer (Education WeekPress/Jossey-Bass). For 15 years she was an award-winning documentary filmmaker, public radio producer, and educator in public schools in the District of Columbia and a Tribal Even Start program in Oklahoma. She has a B.A. in English from Barnard College and a M.A. in cultural reporting and criticism from New York University.

Areas of Focus: K-12 education policy; mediating news, research, and opinions to broker K-12 policy discussions; opinion writing; editing; blogging

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Debra Viadero

Assistant Managing Editor

Debra Viadero

Debra Viadero is an assistant managing editor at Education Week, where she oversees coverage of education research, curriculum, assessment, and college- and career-ready standards. Before becoming an editor, she was Education Week's longtime education research reporter. She has also written about teaching, special education, and youth-related issues. Debbie joined Education Week in 1986 after spending several years writing for daily newspapers in Maryland and Delaware. She is a graduate of Boston University.

Areas of Focus: education research

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Anthony Rebora

Managing Editor, Education Week Teacher; Assistant Managing Editor, Education Week

Anthony Rebora

Anthony Rebora is the managing editor of Education Week Teacher and an assistant managing editor for Education Week. He oversees coverage of the teaching profession and the development of content targeted to classroom professionals. He is also responsible for expanding and managing interactive-community features for teachers. Under his leadership, Education Week Teacher has grown into an influential multi-platform service devoted to building professional dialogue among K-12 educators and bringing greater exposure to teachers’ perspectives and concerns.

Areas of Focus: teaching profession, professional development, classroom technology, teacher writing/publishing, digital strategy

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Education Week Editorial Staff (cont.)


Evie Blad

Staff Writer

Evie Blad

Evie Blad is a reporter for Education Week who covers school climate, student engagement, social-emotional learning, discipline, nutrition, and student well-being. Before coming to Education Week in 2013, she was a reporter for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, where she covered K-12 education at the state and local levels, higher education, as well as health issues.

Areas of Focus: school violence and safety, school climate, student engagement, school rules and policies, social-emotional learning, school meals, discipline, student engagement, and LGBT student issues

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Visit her Education Week blog, Rules for Engagement.

Follow @EvieBlad on Twitter.


Ross Brenneman

Assistant Editor, Education Week Teacher

Ross Brenneman

Ross Brenneman is an assistant editor for Education Week Teacher, where he covers the teaching profession and runs @EdWeekTeacher; he previously covered school climate. He started at Education Week in 2010. A proud Michigander, Ross does not understand why you'd want the temperature above 68 degrees Fahrenheit.

Areas of Focus: teaching profession, teacher leadership, professional development, "Friends" references, social media

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Visit his Education Week blog, Teaching Now.

Follow @itsapun on Twitter.

Connect with Ross Brenneman on LinkedIn.


Lauren S. Camera

Staff Writer

Lauren S. Camera

Lauren Camera is a reporter for Education Week who covers Congress, the U.S. Department of Education, and the White House. She is responsible for federal education policy news, including attempts to rewrite the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, budgets and appropriations, political campaigns, and notable education policies making waves in Washington. Lauren began working at Education Week in 2014 after concluding a stint at Columbia University as a Spencer Education Fellow, where she researched and reported about the impact of the Obama administration's competitive grant programs. Prior to her fellowship, Camera wrote about education and labor policy for CQ Roll Call from 2009 to 2013.

Areas of Focus: federal education policy, Congress, U.S. Department of Education, Elementary and Secondary Education Act

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Visit her Education Week blog, Politics K-12.

Follow @PoliticsK12 and @laurenonthehill on Twitter.


Sean Cavanagh

Associate Editor

Sean Cavanagh

Sean Cavanagh is a reporter and editor for Education Week, where he has covered a variety of beats since 2002. His primary focus is on business and technology issues in K-12 education. Previously he covered math and science education, charter schools and school choice, and federal policy. Before joining Education Week, he was a reporter for daily newspapers in Tennessee and Florida.

Areas of Focus: industry and innovation in K-12 education, educational technology, business and technology

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Visit his Education Week blogs, Marketplace K-12 and Digital Education.

Follow @EdWeekSCavanagh on Twitter.

Connect with Sean Cavanagh on LinkedIn.


Michelle R. Davis

Contributing Writer

Mark Walsh

Michelle R. Davis is a contributing writer for Education Week and a senior writer for Education Week Digital Directions who covers educational technology, including trends around digital education. Michelle began working at Education Week in 2002 as a federal education reporter after covering Congress and the federal government in Knight Ridder's Washington bureau. She is a graduate of Syracuse University and gets to observe education from a personal perspective as she watches her two children progress through public school.

Areas of Focus: educational technology, online and blended learning, ed-tech startups, technology education policy

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Follow @EWmdavis on Twitter.

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Catherine Gewertz

Associate Editor

Catherine Gewertz

Catherine Gewertz is a reporter covering assessment and pathways from the middle grades to high school and beyond. Since joining Education Week in 1999, she has been the lead common-core reporter and has covered urban schools. Previously, Catherine was a staff writer at United Press International and The Los Angeles Times.

Areas of Focus: Common Core State Standards, assessment, middle school, high school, college and career readiness, career and technical education

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Visit her Education Week blog, Curriculum Matters.

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Connect with Catherine Gewertz on LinkedIn.


Liana Heitin

Assistant Editor

Liana Heitin

Liana Heitin is a reporter for Education Week who covers curriculum and instruction with a focus on the Common Core State Standards, literacy, mathematics, and STEM. She previously covered teacher- policy issues as the associate editor for Education Week Teacher. Prior to joining Education Week in 2010, she worked as a health- care reporter and an editor for a website focusing on learning disabilities. Liana also taught elementary special education in a public school and worked as a reading specialist.

Areas of Focus: Common Core State Standards for English/language arts and mathematics, STEM education, curriculum, instructional issues

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Visit her Education Week blog, Curriculum Matters.

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Benjamin Herold

Staff Writer

Benjamin Herold

Benjamin Herold is a reporter covering educational technology for Education Week. He joined Education Week in 2013. Previously, Ben covered the Philadelphia school district for WHYY public radio station and the Philadelphia Public School Notebook. He has won awards as the nation's top education beat reporter and for his feature reporting on the city's mass school closings. He has a master's degree in urban education from Temple University and has previously worked as a policy researcher, an independent documentary filmmaker, and a training specialist for rape-crisis and domestic-violence-prevention organizations.

Areas of Focus: education technology, newsroom analytics, digital storytelling, Philadelphia

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Visit his Education Week blog, Digital Education.

Follow @BenjaminBHerold on Twitter.


Alyson Klein

Assistant Editor

Alyson Klein

Alyson Klein is a reporter for Education Week who covers the Obama administration's K-12 policy, No Child Left Behind implementation and waivers, and the politics of education. She has discussed education news on CNN, National Public Radio, C-SPAN, and other news outlets.

Areas of Focus: federal education policy, NCLB, politics, education and the White House, Race to the Top, school improvement

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Visit her Education Week blog, Politics K-12.

Follow @politicsk12 on Twitter.


Corey Mitchell

Staff Writer

Corey Mitchell

Corey Mitchell is a reporter for Education Week who covers English-language learners, bilingual education, Native American education, and school district news and leadership. Prior to joining Education Week in 2014, Corey worked as a Washington-based correspondent for the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

Areas of Focus: English-language learners, bilingual education, districts and leadership, Native American education

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Visit his Education Week blogs, Learning the Language and District Dossier.

Follow @c_c_mitchell on Twitter.

Connect with Corey Mitchell on LinkedIn.


Michele Molnar

Staff Writer

Michele Molnar

Michele Molnar is a reporter who covers industry and innovation for Education Week. Michele began working as a contributing writer for Education Week in 2012, covering parents' influence on education. Now, she writes about the intersection of education and business in the pre-K-12 marketplace.

Areas of Focus: education business, preK-12 industry trends

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Visit her Education Week blog, Marketplace K-12.

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Arianna Prothero

Staff Writer

Arianna Prothero

Arianna Prothero is the charters and school choice beat reporter for Education Week. Arianna started working at the newspaper in 2014 after a four-year stint as a radio reporter, anchor and producer at WLRN, the NPR affiliate in Miami. Arianna got her degree in political science from Indiana University and her start in journalism at WFIU, the NPR member station in Bloomington, Ind.

Areas of Focus: charter schools, school vouchers and related policies, private schools, and home schooling.

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Visit her Education Week blog, Charters & Choice.

Follow @AriannaProthero and @ChartersNChoice on Twitter.

Connect with Arianna Prothero on LinkedIn.


Karla Scoon Reid

Contributing Writer

Karla Scoon Reid

Karla Scoon Reid is a contributing writer for Education Week who covers K-12 parent engagement and education policies. Karla began covering urban school districts as a staff writer for Education Week in 2004 after chronicling education-reform efforts in Florida and Kentucky. She returned to Education Week in 2012 and is currently a Southern California-based freelance writer and the parent of two school-age children.

Areas of Focus: parent engagement, parent involvement, parent advocacy, parent-trigger law, opting out

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Visit her Education Week blog, K-12 Parents and the Public.

Follow @ParentAndPublic on Twitter.

Connect with Karla Scoon Reid on LinkedIn.


Christina A. Samuels

Staff Writer

Christina A. Samuels

Christina Samuels is a reporter for Education Week who covers early-childhood education and special education. She started working at Education Week in 2004, after stints at the Miami Herald and The Washington Post.

Areas of Focus: early-childhood education, early learning policy, education research, federal policy, special education

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Visit her Education Week blogs, Early Years and On Special Education.

Follow @EarlyYearsEW and @OnSpecEd on Twitter.

Connect with Christina A. Samuels on LinkedIn.


Stephen Sawchuk

Associate Editor

Stephen Sawchuk

Stephen Sawchuk covers the teaching profession. A veteran education reporter with 10 years' experience writing about K-12 education, Steve joined the newspaper in 2008. He holds degrees from Georgetown and Columbia universities.

Areas of Focus: teaching profession (including evaluation and pay), teacher preparation, teachers' unions, testing and assessment, federal education policy

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Visit his Education Week blog, Teacher Beat.

Follow @Stephen_Sawchuk and @TeacherBeat on Twitter.

Connect with Stephen Sawchuk on LinkedIn.


Sarah Sparks

Assistant Editor

Sarah Sparks

Sarah D. Sparks is a reporter for Education Week who has covered education research and the science of learning for more than a decade. Sarah joined Education Week in 2010, and has published on education and other issues in Education Daily, the Republican-American, the Wall Street Journal, National Geographic Traveler, and others. A New Orleans native, she now calls Maryland home.

Areas of Focus: education research, evidence-based decision-making in schools, executive function in learning, resilience and grit, fear and emotion in learning

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Visit her Education Week blog, Inside School Research.

Follow @sarahdsparks and @insideschoolresearch on Twitter.


Denisa R. Superville

Staff Writer

Denisa R. Superville

Denisa R. Superville is a reporter at Education Week covering school districts and leadership. Denisa joined Education Week in 2014. Previously, Denisa worked at The Record in New Jersey, where she covered breaking news, local governments, and schools. She holds master’s degrees in political science and journalism.

Areas of Focus: district news, leadership, district management

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Visit her Education Week blog, District Dossier.

Follow @drsuperville on Twitter.


Bryan Toporek

Contributing Writer

Bryan Toporek

Bryan Toporek covers school sports and K-12 policy related to student-athletes. Bryan began working at Education Week in 2009 after graduating from Georgetown University with a degree in English. He currently works from Chicago, where he is a Quality Editor for Bleacher Report.

Areas of Focus: school sports, K-12 policy related to student-athletes

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Visit his Education Week blog, Schooled in Sports.

Follow @btoporek and @schooledinsport on Twitter.

Connect with Bryan Toporek on LinkedIn.


Andrew Ujifusa

Staff Writer

Andrew Ujifusa

Andrew Ujifusa is a reporter for Education Week who covers state K-12 policy and politics. Andrew began working at Education Week in 2012, after working at newspapers in Maryland and Mississippi. He also taught high school English in central Japan.

Areas of Focus: state education policy, state education finance, K-12 governance, Common Core State Standards, testing

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Visit his Education Week blog, State EdWatch.

Follow @StateEdWatch and @AndrewUjifusa on Twitter.


Mark Walsh

Contributing Writer

Mark Walsh

Mark Walsh covers school law as well as media coverage of education. Mark began working at Education Week in 1988 and has been a reporter, associate editor, and the assistant managing editor for federal policy before assuming his current role. He is nationally renowned for his coverage of K-12 issues before the U.S. Supreme Court, and is a regular contributor to the SCOTUS Blog, ABA Journal, and other publications. He holds a bachelor's degree from Northwestern University.

Areas of Focus: school law, the U.S. Supreme Court, media coverage of education, depictions of education in movies and other popular media

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Visit his Education Week blogs, The School Law Blog and Education and the Media.

Follow @SchoolLawBlog and @EWEdMedia on Twitter.


Edweek.org Web Team


Stacey Decker

Online News Editor, edweek.org

Stacey Decker

Stacey Decker drives digital strategy for edweek.org and manages a team of talented and enterprising Web producers. She started at Education Week in 2008 after graduating from the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland, College Park. Most days, Stacey can be found staring at Tweetdeck or jabbering about her cats.

Areas of Focus: digital news strategy, Web production, content management, digital storytelling, social media, SEO

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Connect with Stacey Decker on LinkedIn.


Chelsea Boone

Social Media Manager/Online News Producer, edweek.org

Chelsea Boone

Chelsea Boone is an online news producer and the social media manager for edweek.org. She holds a bachelor's degree in print journalism from Hampton University and a master's degree in multi-platform journalism from the University of Maryland. Chelsea started as a webinar producer at Education Week in 2013.

Areas of Focus: social media strategy, online production

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Deanna Del Ciello

Multimedia Producer, edweek.org

Deanna Del Ciello

Deanna Del Ciello conceptualizes, develops, and produces multimedia and interactive Web presentations for edweek.org, as well as produces audio, video, and data visualizations. Del Ciello began working at Education Week in 2014 after graduating from Stony Brook University with a degree in journalism and French. At Stony Brook, she focused in online journalism and was editor-in-chief of the student newspaper, The Statesman.

Areas of Focus: videography (filming and editing), audio production, data visualization, multimedia web presentation

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Hyon-Young Kim

Webinar Producer/Online News Producer, edweek.org

Hyon-Young Kim

Hyon-Young Kim is a webinar producer and an online news producer for Education Week. Hyon-Young graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a degree in English and Classics, and began working at Education Week in 2014 after earning a master's degree in journalism from the University of Maryland, College Park.

Areas of Focus: virtual event moderation, webinar production, web production

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Alison L. Kitchens

Senior Online News Producer, edweek.org

Alison L. Kitchens

Alison Kitchens oversees online production of the weekly paper and special reports. Alison began working at Education Week in 2014 after spending three years at Washingtonian magazine as an online production editor and Web producer. On Saturday mornings, you'll find her with an iced coffee in hand, hanging out with her favorite neighbors, the animals at the Smithsonian's National Zoo.

Areas of Focus: project management, online news production, social media strategy, e-mail newsletter production

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Live and Virtual Events


Matthew Cibellis

Director of Programming, Live and Virtual Events

Matthew Cibellis

Matthew Cibellis spearheads programming for Education Week’s live and virtual events. Before joining the Editorial Projects in Education team in 2010, Matthew served as the public-outreach officer for Reading Is Fundamental (RIF), the nation’s largest and oldest children’s-literacy organization, where he conceived, organized, and executed a wide variety of public-awareness campaigns.

Areas of Focus: event planning, live event moderation, virtual events, webinars

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Connect with Matthew Cibellis on LinkedIn.


Research and Development


Christopher B. Swanson

Vice President, Research & Development

Christopher B. Swanson

Christopher Swanson is the vice president of Editorial Projects in Education, the nonprofit corporation that publishes Education Week. As a member of EPE’s senior leadership team, his responsibilities include project and product development, strategic planning, fundraising activities, and building relationships with other organizations working to advance American education. Chris heads EPE’s research and development division, which includes the Research Center, Library, and Knowledge Services units, as well as the Education Week Press, a book-publishing imprint and a portfolio of digital publications. Prior to joining EPE in 2005, Chris was a senior research associate at the Urban Institute. He holds a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Chicago.

Areas of Focus: education research; educational policy; high school dropout and completion, standards, assessments, and accountability; media and publishing

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Connect with Christopher B. Swanson on LinkedIn.


Rachael C. Delgado

Director, Knowledge Services

Rachael Delgado

Rachael C. Delgado is the director of Knowledge Services, a division of Editorial Projects in Education, the nonprofit organization that publishes Education Week. In this capacity, she is leads Web analytics efforts to use readership data to inform editorial and business decision-making. She manages Education Week Press, curating existing content to meet readers’ and business needs. Rachael also manages the research library which provides in-depth research support for reporters and editors. She began working at Education Week in 2006 and holds a Ed.D. in education policy, a masters in library science, and a masters in teaching.

Areas of Focus: Web analytics, library science

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Sean Chalk

Research Associate

Sean Chalk

Sean Chalk is a research associate at the Education Week Research Center, analyzing data on a wide array of topics for Quality Counts and Diplomas Count. Sean began working at Education Week in 2012 while earning a master’s in public administration from American University. Previously, he worked at a charter school in Boston, Mass. and earned his bachelor’s in journalism and political science at Boston University.

Areas of Focus: school finance, data analysis, U.S. Census and U.S. Department of Education data

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Sterling C. Lloyd

Senior Research Associate

Sterling C. Lloyd

Sterling C. Lloyd manages the development of surveys and data analyses for Diplomas Count, Quality Counts, and a wide range of other research publications for the Research Center. Since joining EPE in 2005, Sterling has coordinated research examining a diverse set of education policies and topics.

Areas of Focus: high school reform and graduation rates, college and career readiness, school accountability policies

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Holly Yettick

Director, EPE Research Center

Holly Yettick

Holly Yettick directs the Education Week Research Center, which produces standalone studies as well as analyses for Education Week and special reports such as Quality Counts. Holly began working at Education Week in 2014 after earning a Ph.D. in 2013 from the University of Colorado at Boulder's School of Education and completing a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Colorado at Denver's School of Public Affairs. Prior to attending graduate school, she spent 11 years covering education and other topics for newspapers in Florida, Alabama, and Colorado.

Areas of Focus: news media coverage of education, dissemination and communication of education research, education policy, tracking and detracking, charter schools and choice

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K-12 Recruitment and Retention


Jonathan Rogers

Production Manager, TopSchoolJobs

Jonathan Rogers

Jonathan Rogers is a product manager for Education Week TopSchoolJobs where he leads efforts to connect K-12 employers with the candidates, insights, and technologies they need to advance student learning. Jonathan also works with after-school STEM programs in Montgomery County, Md., public schools. He studied Mechanical Engineering and Spanish at the University of Maryland at College Park. Jonathan is married and has two sons.

Areas of Focus: recruitment and retention, career and personal development, product development, project management, personalization and recommendation engines

Follow @topschooljobs on Twitter.