Jaime S. Singer is a principal technical assistance consultant at AIR, where she works on projects for afterschool and expanded learning programs. She designs and implements state and national learning opportunities for the field of afterschool, provides technical assistance to afterschool practitioners on systemic support, and participates in afterschool policy meetings.
Singer has expertise in developing, implementing, and managing projects related to continuous quality improvement. She currently co-manages a Continuous Quality Improvement Process as part of the Chicago Public Schools Community Schools Initiative (CSI) evaluation. As part of this work, she collaborates with the CSI team to support Chicago community schools in working through the process and developing action plans for continuous improvement. Singer also works with the Oregon Department of Education to pilot a process to determine the needed supports for 21st CCLC programs to improve. Singer previously worked on several federal and state 21st Century Community Learning Centers contracts, including acting as assistant project director for the 21st CCLC Lessons Learned Guide project, technical assistance and professional development lead for the Illinois 21st CCLC program, and as a site visitor for the 21st CCLC national monitoring contract.
Singer has presented at national, regional, and statewide conferences on topics such as developing and implementing project-based learning activities in afterschool programs, evaluation, and using data for continuous program improvement. She is co-author of the fourth edition of the seminal afterschool resource, Beyond the Bell®: A Toolkit for Creating High-Quality Afterschool and Expanded Learning Programs (4th Ed.), a resource for afterschool program leaders and staff. Previously, she worked as a consultant for afterschool programs in need of training, coaching, and guidance.