Dominique Bradley is a senior researcher at AIR and deputy director for the Long Beach Network for School Improvement. She serves as the qualitative research lead for evaluations of the Community Schools Initiative, Full Service Community Schools and Sustainable Community Schools for Chicago Public Schools and the research lead and project director for several Community School Evaluations including evaluations in Florida, Arizona and Illinois. Bradley’s research in the community school initiatives focuses on the implementation practices of schools and how the implementation of these initiatives can support better outcomes for students, families, and schools.
Bradley currently leads efforts to redesign the needs assessment, service planning and progress monitoring systems (Learning and Re-envisioning Network) for Chicago Public Schools Community Schools. Bradley has contributed to knowledge in the field of community schools by identifying key components of implementation to support shared vision, collective leadership, and robust and meaningful evaluations to support continuous improvement. Bradley is the co-deputy director and coaching lead for the Long Beach Networked School Improvement Community in Long Beach California, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Dr. Bradley is a subject matter expert in the application of improvement science through coaching frameworks.
Dr. Bradley also serves as a partnership lead for the Regional Education Laboratories Midwest, facilitating the development of interventions to improve student outcomes in middle school math. Bradley has over 14 years of experience in education research and project management and holds a Project Manager Professional certification. Her areas of expertise are in implementation evaluations, qualitative research methods, improvement science methods, developing and supporting networked improvement communities, supporting and evaluating research-practice partnerships, and teacher retention, preparation and support.