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Kerry Friedman

Education Researcher, SRI Education

Kerry Friedman partners with educators and system leaders to build capacity for using data and evidence to improve teaching and learning. She has expertise in communicating and disseminating research in ways that are accessible and actionable.

Friedman serves as the deputy director of the Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Appalachia, which works in partnership with education stakeholders to conduct rigorous research; deliver responsive training, coaching, and technical support; and promote practitioner-focused information sharing so that evidence can inform practice and benefit students in the Appalachian region.

Friedman is also a technical assistance provider on the Center for IDEA Early Childhood Data Systems (DaSy). In this role, she supports states in developing effective data visualization skills and building a culture of data use in early childhood programs. She also participates in product development, including the creation of toolkits and infographics.

Before joining SRI, Friedman taught high school mathematics in Washington, D.C., as a Teach For America corps member. In addition to her work in the classroom, she redesigned a mathematics curriculum for her charter network and co-led an afterschool program on civic engagement and global competency.

Friedman holds a master’s degree in public policy from The George Washington University and a B.A. in economics with a minor in psychology from Pomona College.

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