Jill M. Pentimonti is a senior researcher with expertise in language and literacy instruction, early childhood development, intervention research, and quantitative methods. Dr.
Michael Vaden-Kiernan, a managing researcher at AIR, serves as the director of the REL Southwest. In this role, he coordinates and directs programmatic efforts to build capacity to use evidence-based policies, programs, and practices to address compelling education needs.
Bitnara Jasmine Park is a researcher at AIR, where she applies her skills and knowledge to various projects including but not limited to NAEP-related review and research activities, evaluation of literacy interventions, development of literacy assessments for teachers, and evaluation of career de
Kathleen Theodore works with the Southeast Comprehensive Center (SECC) to build the capacity of state and regional agencies in assisting schools and districts with implementing the programs and goals of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.
Tammie Causey-Konaté is a senior technical assistance consultant at AIR. Dr. Causey-Konaté has nearly 30 years of experience as a professional educator, with her years in K–12 and higher education divided equally.
Ramona Chauvin is a senior technical assistance consultant at AIR. Dr. Chauvin works with the Southeast Comprehensive Center and the Texas Comprehensive Center to build the capacity of state and regional education staff to assist schools and districts in need of improvement. Highlights of Dr.
Chris D. Times is a senior communications specialist at AIR. She has extensive experience in communications, training, and instructional design in the education research, finance, healthcare, and oil and gas industries.
Rebecca Bates is a technical assistance consultant in the area of district and school improvement at AIR. Currently, her work focuses on coaching teachers and instructional coaches in the area of literacy.
Kate Sullivan is a senior researcher at AIR. Currently, Dr. Sullivan is working on the Louisiana Striving Readers project evaluation, a randomized controlled trial of the Voyager Passport Reading Journeys program.