Amy Dalsimer is a senior technical assistance consultant with the Adult Education and Literacy Practice Group at AIR.
Alicia Espinoza is a senior technical assistance consultant at AIR. Her expertise includes coaching teacher leaders, school administrators, and district leaders through the implementation of evidence-based district and school improvement systems, processes, and practices.
Bitnara Jasmine Park is a senior 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 ca
David Myers, a nationally recognized education researcher, became president and chief executive officer of AIR in January 2011, after serving as AIR’s senior vice president and director of the Education, Human Development and the Workforce Division from 2006-2010.
Jim Lindsay is a principal researcher with AIR. Dr. Lindsay is a co-principal investigator on several projects, including REL-Midwest’s randomized controlled trial of a schoolwide adolescent literacy intervention and the evaluation of TNTP’s TEACh Initiative.
Jill M. Pentimonti is a principal 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.
Chris Times is a project management lead and senior communications specialist at AIR. Times is a certified Project Management Professional with more than 25 years of extensive experience in project management and performance management.
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.