Research Associate, SRI Education
Hannah Kelly is an education research associate who works on a variety of projects in early learning, college and career pathways, language and literacy development, and teaching quality. She has experience in project management, qualitative data collection, including classroom observations and interviews, policy scans, writing and editing, and technical assistance.
Kelly serves as the project coordinator for SRI’s work on the Region 4 Comprehensive Center, a technical assistance center focused on capacity-building that serves states in the mid-Atlantic region. Through this Comprehensive Center, Kelly supports state departments of education to plan for, implement, and improve the quality of their local programs, such as work-based learning, career and technical education, and bilingual education. Kelly also works on large-scale studies such as the evaluation of the New Teacher Center’s (NTC) Supporting Effective Educator Development (SEED) grant. This evaluation examines the effectiveness of supports for preservice and beginning teachers, and Kelly supports data collection through observations, surveys, and case studies. On the evaluation of the Barr Foundation’s Engage New England Initiative, Kelly collects and synthesizes interview and focus group data to provide formative feedback to the foundation and its technical assistance provider.
Before coming to SRI Education, Kelly was a program associate for the Institute for Inclusion in the Legal Profession, where she coordinated convenings and wrote for and edited an annual law review. She also worked in after-school care and tutoring programs at the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools and Lawyers Lend-A-Hand to Youth.
Kelly received her MEd in education policy and management from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and her BA in interdisciplinary studies, focusing on foreign languages and linguistics, from the University of Chicago.
- Region 4 Comprehensive Center
- College, Career, and Community Writers Program (C3WP) Scale-up Evaluation
- Evaluation of the Engage New England Initiative
SRI Education conducted an evaluation of a pilot implementation of an evidence-based, manualized model of infant and early childhood mental health consultation (IECMHC) that builds capacity of the early care and education workforce to address young children’s social-emotional and behavioral needs.
Transforming High Schools to Serve Students Who Are Off Track to Graduate: Lessons Learned from the Engage New England Initiative
This brief presents lessons learned about school transformation from the Barr Foundation’s Engage New England initiative, an effort to catalyze high school innovation by developing exemplary schools that support the success of students who are off track to graduate.
In this brief, the authors share strategies that can help mitigate bilingual teacher shortages and provide considerations for state and district leaders who are interested in addressing these shortages.