Lindsey Hayes, senior researcher at AIR, provides technical assistance for projects related to educator preparation, educator quality, and special education. She has six years of experience leading technical assistance efforts for two U.S.
Pia Peltola is a principal researcher at AIR with more than 14 years of experience in conducting and managing small- and large-scale survey projects. Most of Dr.
Melissa Irby is a senior technical assistance consultant at AIR. Irby has over 30 years of experience in education instruction, administration, and supervision.
Jijun Zhang is a senior research analyst at AIR with expertise in statistical analysis of large-scale complex survey data utilizing advanced statistical analysis techniques.
Carmen Martínez is a researcher with 18 years of experience in a range of national, state, and local research and evaluation projects in the domains of of early education and intervention, programs for at-risk and culturally diverse students, closing the achievement gap for low-income and minorit
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.
David English is a technical assistance consultant at AIR supporting its work on Student Learning Objectives. He joined the AIR staff in the summer of 2014. Most recently, he worked for the U.S.
Donna Warthan is a senior technical consultant at AIR. Her primary responsibilities include managing the overall project and budget for four federal School Improvement Grant projects in Virginia and New York.
Ryan Williams is a principal researcher at AIR with expertise in causal inference methods and meta-analysis. Dr. Williams is the principal investigator on an Institute for Education Sciences (IES) meta-analysis that explores sources of heterogeneity in mathematics intervention effects.