Kathy Terry is the North Carolina state liaison for the Southeast Comprehensive Center at AIR. She provides technical assistance and resource support to the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction to increase its capacity to support schools and districts to address the requirements of the Every Student Succeeds Act and other student achievement and school improvement goals.
In addition, Dr. Terry provides evaluation services and TA to state education agencies served by the Regional Educational Laboratory Southwest and the Southeast and Texas Comprehensive Centers. She also serves as a TA provider and trainer on the Concerns-Based Adoption Model (CBAM). In this role, Dr. Terry trains school district administrators and teachers on how to utilize CBAM when implementing new innovations in their districts and schools. Specifically, she provides guidance on the Stages of Concern (SoC) dimension of CBAM and how to identify and address concerns of staff charged with implementing new initiatives. Her qualifications include program evaluation, student performance data analysis, as well as protocol and survey development.
With more than 15 years working as an education evaluation researcher, Dr. Terry has experience with all aspects of evaluation studies. As a consultant in Michigan, she served as the local evaluator for the federally funded 21st Century Community Learning Centers in the School District of the City of Highland Park. In this capacity, she was responsible for conducting site observations, supervising data collection, and generating a year-end technical report.
Prior to joining AIR, Dr. Terry was a research specialist for the Houston Independent School District, where she designed research evaluations for school-based and district-level programs, such as the Home Instruction of Parents of Pre-School Youngsters (HIPPY) program, the 21st Century after-school programs, and the effectiveness of educators trained by Teach for America. During a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Dr. Terry codirected a randomized controlled trial for the Pathways for Success program (formerly named School-to-Jobs program) in Detroit Public Schools.