Richard Bowman, President

Chief Information and Strategy Officer, Albuquerque Public Schools

Dr. Bowman has worked in education for more than two decades. After earning his doctorate at the RAND Corporation's Pardee RAND Graduate School in Policy Analysis (Quantitative Methods and Education Policy), he worked with Albuquerque Public Schools as a Harvard Graduate School Strategic Data Project Fellow to increase the strategic use of data and accountability through the Strategic Data Project at HGSE’s Center for Education Policy. While in New Mexico, Dr. Bowman was asked to serve on the state teacher evaluation advisory council (NMTEACH) and spent four years at Santa Fe Public Schools as the Chief Information and Strategy Officer, where he led the digital learning, technology, accountability, and data analysis initiatives of the district. Deeply committed to equity in education, he returned to Albuquerque Public Schools in 2016 to continue his strategic approach to improving educational outcomes for all students and the collaborative implementation of educational technology. Currently, Dr. Bowman is a Board Member at the Association for Education Finance and Policy and the Chief Information and Strategy Officer for Albuquerque Public Schools.

Robert H. Meyer, Past President

Founder and Chief Research Officer, Education Analytics

Dr. Meyer is a research professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison who founded the University’s Value-Added Research Center. He is nationally known for his work on value-added modeling, evaluation methods, and strategic management of human capital. He has worked with school districts and local and state education agencies since the early 1990s to create and implement systems to evaluate and support student growth. Among his accomplishments, Dr. Meyer was awarded a Senior Urban Education Research Fellowship from the Council of Great City Schools in 2007 and received the University of Wisconsin-Madison Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Research in 2010.

David J. Steele, Vice President

Former Chief Information and Technology Officer and Project Director for Hillsborough County’s (Florida) Empowering Effective Teachers Initiative

Dr. Steele earned a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Florida, Master of Education at Harvard University, and Ph.D. at the University of South Florida. During his thirty-five year career he served the district as a high school math teacher, assistant principal, International Baccalaureate coordinator, high school principal, and General Director for Secondary Education. As Project Director for the Empowering Effective Teachers program, Dr. Steele was integrally involved in the design and implementation of Hillsborough’s teacher and leader evaluation and professional development systems.

Carlos Robledo, Treasurer

Independent Business Development Consultant and Former Infosys Global Alliances Director

Mr. Robledo is a self-employed business consultant leading business development projects in the private industry. He works primarily with high-tech startups in the Boston area, helping them drive revenue growth and expand their market presence. Prior to becoming an independent consultant, Carlos worked as Vice President of Strategic Partnerships and as Director of Business Development at two leading Field Service Management software companies. Additionally, Carlos serves as a business mentor at the non-profit EforAll in Lawrence, MA. Carlos is passionate about empowering people and enabling organizations to achieve growth through effective business partnering. Carlos has particular interest in engaging with the local LatinX community and using his experience and leadership skills to serve organizations that improve the lives of LatinX people. He hopes to use his experience to enable a brighter future through access to better education opportunities and to facilitate a smooth integration into the American workforce.

Sarah K. Silverman, Secretary

Co-Founder and CEO of Outside Angle

Dr. Silverman is a trusted advisor to public and private sector leaders on organizational strategy relative to complex policy, personnel, and market dynamics. She advises senior executives and their teams on building effective strategies to conceptualize, communicate, manage, and lead change in rapidly evolving environments—while also deeply understanding and building their own capabilities as people, professionals, and leaders. An organizational psychologist, she is particularly interested in helping people develop a holistic approach to understanding themselves (self-awareness) and one another (relational trust) as the foundation for creating optimal experiences at work. Dr. Silverman resides in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with her wife and two sons, divides precious free time among running, reading, and CrossFit, and is an avid women's sports fan.

Monica Bhatt, Director

Senior Research Director, University of Chicago Crime Lab and Education Lab

Dr. Bhatt is the Senior Research Director for the University of Chicago Crime Lab and Education Lab. In this role, Dr. Bhatt serves as the principal investigator on a number of applied research studies, including those focused on high-dosage tutoring; alleviating mental health for young women; and READI Chicago, an initiative to reduce gun violence involvement among those at highest risk. Her current work focuses on leading the Personalized Learning Initiative, a multi-site randomized controlled trial of over 16,000 students designed to understand how we can scale the benefits of high-dosage tutoring to reach more students in an equitable manner. Her work has been published in high impact journals such as the Quarterly Journal of Economics, the American Economic Review, and Science and has been cited in media outlets such as the New York Times, National Public Radio, and the Chicago Tribune. Prior to her work at the Crime Lab and Education Lab, she worked as a researcher at the American Institutes for Research where she led projects related to college access and retention, teacher quality, school finance, and school accountability policy. She is a former Fulbright Scholar and holds a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in Education Policy and an M.P.P. and B.A. in Public Policy from Vanderbilt University.

It’s hard to describe the passion, zeal, and desire to serve others that comes from everyone at Education Analytics. It’s truly contagious.

Former EA Board Member