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WHO WE ARE

Our experienced education consultants, trainers, researchers, and evaluators provide practical solutions to even the most complex problems. Whether you need short-term help or a long-term partner, our team can help you focus on what matters most to change the odds of success for your students and staff. We collaborate with our clients to help transform mindsets, inspire great education practices, and discover ever-better ways to help students flourish.

You’ll find a trusted, reliable partner in us, and service that exceeds your expectations. Contact us today to see how we can help your school or system achieve its goals.

Contact Us

by phone
800.858.6830
by email
info@mcrel.org

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Executive Leadership

Bryan Goodwin

CEO & President

Sue Desch

Chief Financial Officer

Matt Linick

Chief Research & Evaluation
Officer

Ron Miletta

Chief Marketing & Innovation Officer

Dale Lewis

Vice President, Large Programs

Kris Rouleau

Vice President, Learning Services

Meghan Kandel

Senior Director, People & Culture

Senior Leadership

Sheila Arens

Executive Director, Research & Evaluation

Tara Isaacs

Executive Director,
Learning Services

Christina

Tydeman

Executive/Program Director

Roger Fiedler

Senior Director of Marketing and Publications

Beth Watson

Senior Director of Sales and Client Partnerships

Joe Simpson

Program Director

Kent Davis

Director, Consulting

Lisa Jones

Director, Research & Evaluation

Jeanette Rope

Jeanette Rope

Senior Controller

Susan Shebby

Director, Research & Evaluation

Meagan Taylor

Director, Consulting

Ok Park

Senior Fellow

Research, Program, and Administrative Staff

Cheryl Abla

Senior Consultant

Katie Allen

Associate Program Director

Michelle Askeland

Communications Specialist

Karen Baptiste

Senior Consultant

Mya

Birrell-

Jackson

Project Specialist

Betsy Callaway

Knowledge Management Lead

Tedra Clark

Principal Researcher

Kara Contos

Accountant

Hilary Cooper

Manager, Sales & Client Partnerships

Judy Counley

Media Developer Lead

Marisa Crowder

Senior Researcher

Tracie Crowl

Research Associate

Erin D’Amelio

Researcher

John Delgado

IT Support Specialist

Dallas Duncan

Manager, Marketing

Devon Early

Administrative Specialist

Katie Gao

Manager, Communications

Tonia Gibson

Senior Consultant

Marc Graeber

Senior Business Operations Analyst

Sara

Guthrie

Research Associate

Fayce

Hammond

Knowledge Management Specialist

Diana

Hirabayashi

Manager, Communications

Rai Imlay

Administrative Specialist

Kanoa

Ishihara

Administrative Specialist

Haley Johnson

Researcher

Kim Jones

Administrative Specialist

Michele Kimball

Consultant

Jeanette King

Senior Researcher

Andrea Kreuzer

Project Manager

Dylan Kriescher

Researcher

Christina Lemon

Consultant

Tinsley Long

Administrative Specialist

Avalloy McCarthy

Researcher

Ashlyn Osendorf

Research Associate

Nathan Pope

Research Associate

Sayansk

Queiroz Da Silva

Research Associate

Bradley Rentz

Senior Researcher

Rich

Resendez

Associate Program Director

Rochelle Rojas

Administrative Specialist

Susan Ryan

Program Manager

Natasha Saelua

Researcher

Lylia Shantz

Senior Accounting Associate

Ollie Smith

Accountant

Sinton Soalablai

Regional Advisor

Nancy Taylor

Senior Manager, Development

Jennifer Thull

Administrative Specialist

Isha Tohill

People & Culture Generalist

Mary Alice Uniack

Office Manager

Sio Valladares

Associate Director

Mark Yu

Senior Researcher

Board of Directors

Kenneth

Anderson

Director

Former Chair of the University of Nebraska at Kearney Department of Teacher Education

Deborah Backus

Director

Educational Consultant; former National Director of Strategic Partnerships at Blueprint Schools Network

John Canuel

Immediate Past Chair

Independent consultant at JM Canuel Consulting

Nancy Commins

Director

Clinical Professor Emerita at the University of Colorado at Denver School of Education and Human Development

Jim Edwards

Director

Former Assistant Executive Director at the Kansas Association of School Boards

Rich Elsasser

Chair

Executive Director at Texas Region 13 Education Service Center

Denise

Glyn Borders

Chair Elect

Former CEO of Learning Forward and Vice President at SRI International

Michael

Middleton

Director

Former Deputy Chancellor and Interim President at the University of Missouri

Sione Thompson

Sione

Thompson

Director

Principal, Silver Falls School District, Oregon

Denise

Uehara

Director

Principal Researcher and Knowledge Mobilizer at Kamehameha Schools, Hawai’i