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Education Researcher, Center for Technology in Learning
Sarah Nixon Gerard contributes to a range of research, evaluation, and consulting projects, including the Corporation for Public Broadcasting’s Ready to Learn initiative and the Development of a K-12 STEM Education Indicator System with the National Science Foundation.
Gerard has experience designing and implementing instruments, surveys, and assessments, and analyzing data. She has co-authored reports on increasing broadband Internet access in schools and improving educational technology tools. She is particularly vested in research projects that develop, implement, and evaluate systems of learning for economically and socially disadvantaged communities.
Before joining SRI, Gerard taught pre-kindergarten in Washington, DC at KIPP DC as a Capital Teaching Resident. Prior to her experience teaching, she worked on Capitol Hill in the offices of Senator Sheldon Whitehouse and Senator Jack Reed.
- M.P.P., Georgetown University
- B.A., Communications, Legal Institutions, Economics, and Government (Interdisciplinary), American University
- Capital Teaching Resident, Pre-K, KIPP DC Discover Academy, 2012-2013
- Urban Education Leaders Internship Program Associate, DC Public Schools Central Office, 2011
- Scheduler, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (RI), 2008-2010
- Deputy Scheduler, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (RI) 2007-2008
- Staff Assistant, Senator Jack Reed (RI), 2006-2007
- Summative Evaluation of the Ready to Learn Initiative
- Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Online Courses for Secondary Students
- Development of K-12 STEM Education Indicator System