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.
Senior Research Fellow and Former Vice President of Education Research, NWEA
Dr. Cronin is an expert on issues related to testing and has published on assessments' impact on school accountability and on teacher evaluation practices. He consults with educational leaders on questions related to standards, accountability, and evaluation. He has consulted for the U.S. Department of Education, the Texas Association of School Administrators, the New York State Council of School Superintendents, the National Association of Elementary School Principals, and others on issues related to testing and accountability. As a Research Fellow, he works alongside a team at NWEA that is focused on improving learning with a focus on equity and educational policy. In his work as an NWEA Vice President, he developed research partnerships with institutions such as Vanderbilt University, Stanford University, the University of Delaware, the Rand Corporation, and others.
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.
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.
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.
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