Laura Shankland is a senior technical assistance consultant at AIR. She has more than ten years of project management and education experience, overseeing the development of a range of resources for Grades K–12 educators.
Rachel Garrett is a senior researcher at AIR with a focus on quantitative analysis and methodology. Her major areas of research include educator effectiveness, English learners, math learning and instruction, and educational applications of technology.
Rachel Slama is a senior researcher at AIR and specializes in the evaluation and analysis of education policies related to improving educational outcomes for English learners (ELs).
Linda Cavazos is a senior technical assistance consultant at AIR. Dr. Cavazos leads the New Mexico Achievement Gap Research Alliance and the English Learners Research Alliance in the Regional Educational Laboratory Southwest (REL Southwest). Dr.
Brenda Arellano is a senior researcher at AIR.
Lauren Artzi is a senior researcher with expertise in second language education PK-12, intervention research, and multi-tiered systems of support.
Marian Thacher is a senior researcher at AIR.
Catherine Green has worked in the field of teaching English to speakers of other languages since 1984, specializing in adult learning, teacher education, professional learning, and, since 1998, online professional learning.
Diane August is a managing researcher and directs the Center for English Language Learners at AIR. Her area of expertise is the development of science and literacy in second-language learners in grades PK–12.