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Shakesha Thompson, curriculum and instruction associate, has over 15 years of experience in early childhood education (ECE), program...
Peter Tierney-Fife works to improve the learning and teaching of mathematics and science for pre-K-12 students.
Rebecca Timmen, a skilled technical assistance specialist and program director, is an expert in early childhood health promotion and...
Nancy Topping-Tailby, a licensed social worker and mental health clinician, is an expert in evidenced-based strategies to support children’s healthy development and school readiness.
Kimberly Torguson brings over 15 years of health care communications experience working in a variety of settings. She currently serves as...
Sonya Tung, an international technical advisor in information communications technology (ICT), is a skilled project manager and content...
Spencer Turney, media relations manager for EDC’s Office of Communications, serves as an intermediary between the news media and EDC’s...
Tania Tzelnic, associate project director, is an expert in youth and workforce development. Drawing on her strong background in project...
María Velásquez, an early childhood education (ECE) expert, brings extensive experience in English/Spanish bilingual professional...
Jim Vetter has over 25 years of experience supporting communities across the United States and around the world in promoting social and...
Regan Vidiksis has a background in early childhood education and special education. Her research focuses on evaluating STEM teaching and...
Tamara Vitolo is an education specialist and a researcher with a focus on school leadership capacity enhancement and performance evaluation...
Sara Voelker, an experienced project manager and improvement advisor, brings expertise in maternal and child health, continuous quality...
Eric Vrba, PhD, is the senior business development associate for the U.S. Division, with 20 years of experience in social science research and 7 years of experience in nonprofit business development.
Nancy Wallace is a senior youth and workforce advisor specializing in work readiness, private sector engagement, and entrepreneurship. She...
Anne Wang, an experienced researcher and project leader, has expertise in data-driven continuous improvement, program evaluation, instructional design, training and technical assistance, strategic planning, root cause analysis, needs and resource assessments, and product development.
Tara Ward, an expert in early childhood education, focuses on providing individualized professional development and support for early...