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.
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.
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
Tammie Causey-Konaté serves as deputy director of the Southeast Comprehensive Center (SECC), in which she supports the development and implementation of a robust personnel management system that enables timely access to routine and ongoing exploration of st
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.
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.
Rebecca Bates, a senior technical assistance consultant at AIR, has been a teacher leader and technical assistance provider for over 20 years. Prior to joining AIR, Rebecca taught in both rural and suburban settings in Iowa, Illinois, Alaska, and Oregon.