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 [email protected] or by calling 301-280-3100.


STAFF

LEADERSHIP | EDITORIAL STAFF | WEB TEAM | LIVE AND VIRTUAL EVENTS | RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT | K-12 RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION


Leadership


Michele J. Givens

President and CEO

Michele Givens is an experienced and strategically focused publishing executive who has helped lead the nonprofit media organization, best known for publishing Education Week, in a time of profound and often difficult change.

She joined EPE as general manager in 2001 and formally received the concurrent title of publisher in 2009. In June 2016, the EPE Board of Trustees announced her appointment to succeed her longtime colleague Virginia B. Edwards as the organization’s president and CEO, effective August 1, 2016.
Michele J. Givens
Previously in her career, Givens was the consumer marketing director for Outside magazine in Santa Fe, N.M.; associate consumer marketing manager at Rodale Press in Emmaus, Pa.; and circulation director at McGraw-Hill in Washington, D.C.

Givens earned an M.S. in the Management of Information Technology from the University of Virginia, an M.B.A. from the University of New Mexico, and a bachelor’s degree from George Mason University.

She serves on the board of directors of the Center for Teaching Quality and is a member of the National Press Club.

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

Follow @michelejgivens on Twitter.

Connect with Michele J. Givens on LinkedIn.


Education Week Editorial Staff


Scott Montgomery

Editor-in-Chief/Chief Content Officer

Scott Montgomery

Scott Montgomery is the Editor-in-Chief/Chief Content Officer for Education Week, leading all the teams responsible for news coverage across EPE. He is a longtime digital news executive with deep experience in digital transformation and organizational change. Montgomery joined Education Week in July 2017 after five years as the Managing Editor for Digital News at NPR.
Montgomery spent his early career at newspapers in Florida, as both a reporter and editor before moving to Washington, DC in 1996. During a brief time back in Florida at the then-St. Petersburg Times (now Tampa Bay Times) Scott led the team that invented the fact-checking website Politifact.com, which won the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting and helped spark the current wave of fact-check journalism.
In his career, Montgomery has spent many years in federal policy journalism, as Managing Editor of CQ Weekly and later as the Editor-in-Chief of Roll Call. In 2015, Montgomery was a Sulzberger Fellow at Columbia University.

Areas of Focus: audience-focused content strategy, organizational change management, sustainable journalism models, storytelling innovation, news editing

Follow @scottmdc on Twitter.

Connect with Scott Montgomery on LinkedIn.

Kathleen Kennedy Manzo

Managing Editor, Education Week/edweek.org/Education Week Video

Kathleen Kennedy Manzo

Kathleen Kennedy Manzo is the managing editor for Education Week, edweek.org, and Education Week Video overseeing print, digital, and broadcast news operations, editorial strategy, and content partnerships. Manzo 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. Manzo 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, editorial planning, American education policy

Browse this expert's Education Week articles.

Follow @kmanzo 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

Browse this expert's Education Week articles.

Connect with Mark W. Bomster on LinkedIn.


Kevin Bushweller

Assistant Managing Editor, Education Week; Executive Editor, EdWeek Tech Leader

Kevin Bushweller

Kevin Bushweller is an assistant managing editor for Education Week who oversees coverage of educational technology, learning environments, and the K-12 marketplace. Bushweller, the executive editor of EdWeek Tech Leader, a news service for ed-tech leaders in K-12 education, is also the executive project editor of Technology Counts, Education Week’s annual report about the state of educational technology in U.S. schools. In 2015, Bushweller helped launch EdWeek Market Brief, a business intelligence service for education companies, and served as its executive editor for 3.5 years. Bushweller, who began working at Education Week in 2000, has been covering education for newspapers and magazines for nearly 30 years. Earlier in his career, he was a senior editor for American School Board Journal and Electronic School magazines.

Areas of Focus: educational technology, learning environments, future of work, personalized learning, blended learning, K-12 marketplace trends, newsroom entrepreneurial initiatives

Browse this expert's Education Week articles.

Follow @kbushweller on Twitter.

Connect with Kevin Bushweller on LinkedIn.


Emma Patti Harris

Deputy Managing Editor for Visual and Immersive Experiences, Education Week

Emma Patti Harris

Emma Patti Harris is a deputy managing editor for Education Week who oversees visuals including photography and videography. Before joining Education Week in 2019, she oversaw audience, social media, interactive design and visuals at The Baltimore Sun and helped the organization become a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize after the death of Freddie Gray and the riots in Baltimore. She has a bachelor’s degree in photojournalism and multimedia from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Areas of Focus: Visual journalism, storytelling innovation, audience-focused content strategy, interactive digital storytelling, and web design

Follow @emmapattiharris on Twitter.

Connect with Emma Patti Harris on LinkedIn.


Liana Heitin Loewus

Assistant Managing Editor

Liana Loewus

Liana Loewus is an assistant managing editor for Education Week who oversees news coverage of teaching and learning, and edits opinion essays written by teachers. Since joining Education Week in 2010, she has covered curriculum, instruction, state standards, and teacher policy issues as a reporter, and served as the associate editor for Education Week Teacher. Previously, she worked as a health-care reporter and an editor for a website on learning disabilities. Loewus also spent several years as an elementary special education teacher and a reading specialist. She has a B.A. in English from Wesleyan University and an M.Ed. in special education from the University of Phoenix.

Areas of Focus: teaching, teacher evaluation, pay, preparation and training, teachers' unions, curriculum, literacy, math, STEM

Browse this expert's Education Week articles (or browse the articles written under her previous byline, Liana Heitin.)

Follow @LianaLoewus on Twitter.

Connect with Liana Loewus on LinkedIn.


Lesli A. Maxwell

Assistant Managing Editor

Lesli A. Maxwell

Lesli A. Maxwell is an assistant managing editor for Education Week who focuses on the principal and school leadership audience and oversees coverage of school leadership and management, equity in education, and issues that impact student well-being, such as school climate, discipline, mental health and social-emotional learning. For five years, she oversaw Education Week’s annual Leaders To Learn From special report that showcases outstanding district-level leadership. Maxwell began working at Education Week in 2006 as a reporter. She previously was a state government and higher education 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 master’s degree in journalism from the University of California, Berkeley.

Areas of Focus: Principals, school leadership and management, school safety, student well-being, and equity in education

Browse this expert's Education Week articles.

Follow @l_maxwell on Twitter.


Elizabeth Rich

Opinion Editor

Elizabeth Rich

Elizabeth Rich is the Opinion 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

Browse this expert's Education Week articles.

Follow @ehartrich on Twitter.

Connect with Elizabeth Rich on LinkedIn.


Debra Viadero

Assistant Managing Editor

Debra Viadero

Debra Viadero is an assistant managing editor at Education Week, where she focuses on the school district leader audience, education research, and special student populations. 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. Viadero joined Education Week in 1986 after spending several years as an award-winning writer for daily newspapers in Maryland and Delaware. She has a B.S. in journalism from Boston University.

Areas of Focus: education research, school districts, students with disabilities, gifted students, and English-language learners, and the “Citizen Z” civics education initiative

Browse this expert's Education Week articles.

Follow @dviadero on Twitter.

Connect with Debra Viadero on LinkedIn.


Education Week Editorial Staff (cont.)


Evie Blad

Staff Writer

Evie Blad

Evie Blad is a reporter for Education Week who covers education policy and politics at the state and national levels, including those who make, implement, and influence that policy. 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: National and state education policy and politics, state education policy, Congress, the White House, U.S. Department of Education, Every Student Succeeds Act

Browse this expert's Education Week articles.

Follow @EvieBlad on Twitter.


Daarel Burnette II

Staff Writer

Daarel Burnette II

Daarel Burnette II covers school funding and finance for Education Week. He joined EPE in 2015 as a state policy reporter. He previously served as the bureau chief of Chalkbeat Tennessee, a startup news organization based in Memphis. He has worked as an education reporter at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Minneapolis Star Tribune and the Louisville Courier-Journal. He also worked as a general assignment reporter at the Chicago Tribune. He received his undergraduate degree in print journalism from Hampton University and an M.A. in politics and journalism from Columbia University.

Areas of Focus: School funding and finance, state policy, school funding formulas, state departments of education, education politics

Browse this expert's Education Week articles.

Follow @Daarel on Twitter.


Sean Cavanagh

Managing Editor, EdWeek Market Brief

Sean Cavanagh

Sean Cavanagh is the managing editor of EdWeek Market Brief, a publication that covers the K-12 market and seeks to explain the needs and priorities of school districts to businesses and other organizations doing business in schools. He’s been a reporter and editor for Education Week since 2002, during which time he’s covered a variety of beats, including technology, math and science education, charter schools and school choice, state policy, and federal policy. Before joining Education Week, he was a reporter for daily newspapers in Tennessee and Florida.

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

Browse this expert's Education Week articles.

Visit his EdWeek Market Brief blog, Marketplace K-12.

Follow @EdWeekSCavanagh on Twitter.

Connect with Sean Cavanagh on LinkedIn.


Michelle R. Davis

Contributing Writer

Michelle Davis

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. Davis 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.

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

Browse this expert's Education Week articles.

Follow @EWmdavis on Twitter.

Connect with Michelle R. Davis on LinkedIn.


Catherine Gewertz

Senior Contributing Writer

Catherine Gewertz

Catherine Gewertz covers curriculum and instruction. In recognition of her expert reporting on assessment, the National Council on Measurement in Education named her the winner of its 2019 award for Excellence in Public Communication. Since joining Education Week in 1999, Gewertz has been the lead reporter on the common core and assessment and has covered urban schools. Previously, she was a staff writer at The Los Angeles Times and United Press International.

Areas of Focus: assessment, pathways from high school to college and work, career and technical education

Browse this expert's Education Week articles.

Follow @cgewertz on Twitter.

Connect with Catherine Gewertz on LinkedIn.


Benjamin Herold

Staff Writer

Benjamin Herold

Benjamin Herold is a reporter covering learning environments for Education Week. He joined Education Week in 2013, covering technology for six years. Previously, Herold 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: learning environments, newsroom analytics, digital storytelling, Philadelphia

Browse this expert's Education Week articles.

Follow @BenjaminBHerold on Twitter.


Alyson Klein

Assistant Editor

Alyson Klein

Alyson Klein is a veteran education writer who has covered K-12 schools for more than a dozen years. She covers the latest developments in educational technology, including topics such personalized learning, data privacy, digital curricula, cybersecurity, and teacher professional development. She is also the lead writer for Technology Counts, Education Week’s annual report about the state of educational technology.

Areas of Focus: data privacy, digital curricula, cybersecurity, personalized learning, and teacher professional development

Browse this expert's Education Week articles.

Follow @politicsk12 on Twitter.


Corey Mitchell

Staff Writer

Corey Mitchell

Corey Mitchell writes about the challenges and opportunities in teaching students with distinct needs, including English-language learners, students with disabilities, children who are homeless or incarcerated, and gifted students.

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

Browse this expert's Education Week articles.

Follow @c_c_mitchell on Twitter.

Connect with Corey Mitchell on LinkedIn.


Michele Molnar

Associate Editor, EdWeek Market Brief

Michele Molnar

Michele Molnar writes about the intersection of K-12 schools and business, covering subjects like purchasing, innovation, how educators use data, and ed-tech trends. She also writes for the Marketplace K-12 blog and is a reporter for Education Week. Molnar started working for Education Week in 2012 as a contributor who covered parents' increasing influence on public schools. She joined the staff in 2013 to write about how schools are using educational technology, and what the K-12 market wants—and needs.

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

Browse this expert's Education Week articles.

Follow @EdWeekMMolnar on Twitter.

Connect with Michele Molnar on LinkedIn.


Arianna Prothero

Staff Writer

Arianna Prothero

Arianna Prothero covers student well-being and student engagement and motivation for Education Week. She delves into all facets that impact a child’s potential for success in school and beyond, including social-emotional learning, physical health, mental health, nutrition, housing and environmental factors such as family and economic stability and exposure to trauma and violence. Prothero formally worked as a radio reporter, anchor, and producer at WLRN, the NPR affiliate in Miami. Prothero 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.

Browse this expert's Education Week articles.

Connect with Arianna Prothero on LinkedIn.


Christina A. Samuels

Associate Editor

Christina A. Samuels

Christina Samuels covers educational equity for Education Week. She explores how schools and districts meet their mandate to serve the needs of all students and establish fairness in opportunity regardless of a student’s racial or ethnic background, disability, or English learner status. She started working at Education Week in 2004, after stints at the Miami Herald and The Washington Post.

Areas of Focus: Educational equity, including policies or programs that promote or block students’ “opportunity to learn” 

Browse this expert's Education Week articles.

Connect with Christina A. Samuels on LinkedIn.


Stephen Sawchuk

Associate Editor

Stephen Sawchuk

Stephen Sawchuk covers superintendents, district management, school safety, and civics education for Education Week. He joined the newspaper in 2008 and formerly covered the teaching profession, curriculum and instruction. He holds degrees from Georgetown and Columbia universities and was a 2017 Knight-Wallace Fellow at the University of Michigan. His work has also appeared in smithsonian.com, The Hechinger Report, and the Huffington Post.

Areas of Focus: District leadership & improvement, civics education, social studies, English/language arts, teacher issues

Browse this expert's Education Week articles.

Follow @Stephen_Sawchuk on Twitter.

Connect with Stephen Sawchuk on LinkedIn.


Sarah Schwartz

Reporter

Sarah Schwartz

Sarah Schwartz is a reporter for Education Week who covers curriculum and instruction. Before joining the staff, she was as an Education Week intern, covering education technology. She has also worked at a middle school in East Harlem, New York. Schwartz holds a bachelor’s degree from Princeton University.

Areas of Focus: Classroom practice, reading instruction, teacher-developed curriculum, social studies and history, STEM

Browse this expert's Education Week articles.

Follow @s_e_schwartz and @EdWeekTeacher on Twitter.


Sarah Sparks

Assistant Editor

Sarah Sparks

Sarah D. Sparks is a reporter and data journalist for Education Week who has covered education research and the science of learning for more than 15 years. 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

Browse this expert's Education Week articles.

Follow @sarahdsparks and @insideschoolresearch on Twitter.


Denisa R. Superville

Assistant Editor

Denisa R. Superville

Denisa R. Superville reports on principals and school leadership at Education Week. She joined Education Week in 2014, initially as a reporter covering district news, management, and leadership.
Before joining Education Week, Superville worked as a municipal reporter at The Record in Bergen County, New Jersey.

Areas of Focus: principals, school and district leadership, district management

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Follow @drsuperville on Twitter.


Andrew Ujifusa

Assistant Editor

Andrew Ujifusa

Andrew Ujifusa is an assistant editor for Education Week. He covers education policy and politics at the state and national levels, including those who make, implement, and influence that policy. Since Hurricane Maria, he’s also covered the Puerto Rican school system and its recovery. Ujifusa 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: National and state education politics and policy, Congress, the White House, U.S. Department of Education, the Every Student Succeeds Act, Puerto Rico’s school system

Browse this expert's Education Week articles.

Follow @PoliticsK12 and @AndrewUjifusa on Twitter.


Mark Walsh

Contributing Writer

Mark Walsh

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

Areas of Focus:school law, the U.S. Supreme Court

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Madeline Will

Staff Writer

Madeline Will

Madeline Will is a reporter for Education Week who covers the teaching profession. She rejoined the staff in 2016 as the assistant editor for Education Week Teacher after previously interning at Education Week in 2014. In between, she worked as the publications fellow for the Student Press Law Center and interned at the Chronicle of Higher Education. Will graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and political science.

Areas of Focus: teacher salaries and benefits, recruitment and retention, professional development, evaluation, preparation and training, teacher diversity, teachers’ unions, classroom practice

Browse this expert's Education Week articles.

Follow @Madeline_Will on Twitter.


Edweek.org Web Team


Stacey Decker

Deputy Managing Editor for Online News, 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, Decker 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

Follow @staceyrdecker on Twitter.

Connect with Stacey Decker on LinkedIn.


Marina Luciano-Carson

Social Media and Audience Engagement Strategist

Marina Luciano-Carson

Marina Luciano-Carson leads the social media team at Education Week. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in English Literature and Film Studies from Cornell University and has previously worked in digital and social media marketing for companies such as Discovery, Kroger, Sheetz and more.

Areas of Focus: social media strategy and digital marketing

Connect with Marina Luciano-Carson on LinkedIn.


Mike Bock

Digital Content Strategist

Mike Bock

Mike Bock is the digital content strategist for Education Week. He graduated from James Madison University with a degree in Writing, Rhetoric, and Technical Communications, and earned a master's degree in journalism from the University of Maryland, College Park. Before joining the Education Week team in 2015, he worked for Frontline Medical Communications in Rockville, Md.

Areas of Focus: newsletter production, digital strategy, content management, web production

Connect with Mike Bock on LinkedIn and on Twitter.


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. She 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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Connect with Hyon-Young Kim on LinkedIn.


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, Cibellis 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. His work with events, social media, and video production for Education Week has most recently been recognized with the 2019 Connectiv Innovation Award for Creating a New Revenue Stream and the 2019 Specialized Information Publishers Association award for Best Online Learning Product.

Areas of Focus: live and virtual event creation and execution, virtual event and webinars product development

Follow @edweekevents and @mcibellis on Twitter.

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. Swanson 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, Swanson 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. Delgado 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

Connect with Rachael Delgado on LinkedIn.


Sterling C. Lloyd

Assistant Director

Sterling C. Lloyd

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

The Education Week Research Center also produces customized studies and analyses for a range of clients, including professional associations and leading companies in the field of education.

Areas of Focus: data analysis, educator surveys, student achievement

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Holly Kurtz

Director, EPE Research Center

Holly Yettick

Holly Kurtz directs the Education Week Research Center, which produces standalone studies as well as analyses for Education Week and special reports such as Quality Counts. Kurtz 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.

The Education Week Research Center also produces customized studies and analyses for a range of clients, including professional associations and leading companies in the field of education.

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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Connect with Holly Yettick on LinkedIn.


Alex Harwin

Research Analyst

Alex Harwin

Alex Harwin is a quantitative research analyst for the Education Week Research Center. She works on a wide variety of projects, from marquee annual reports such as Quality Counts to data-driven reporting in collaboration with the Education Week newsroom. She received her education at Stanford, and UT with degrees in Sociology and policy analysis.

Areas of Focus: Policy analysis, government data analysis, and research communication

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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. Rogers 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. Rogers 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.