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Alisha Keirstead is a program designer and manager with expertise in orphans and vulnerable children (OVC), HIV, and adolescent health...
Alisha Keirstead is a program designer and manager with expertise in orphans and vulnerable children (OVC), HIV, and adolescent health...
Jennifer Kennedy is a mathematics educator who designs and implements technology-based mathematics programs in low-resource environments
Joy Lorenzo Kennedy, a developmental psychologist and highly experienced researcher, advances knowledge of strategies to promote early language and literacy development, school readiness, and family engagement.
Shari Kessel Schneider, an expert in adolescent health and school health, advances knowledge of effective programs and practices to improve the physical and mental well-being of youth.
An experienced chief of party (COP) and education specialist, Thelma Khelghati has implemented complex education programs in both formal and informal sectors in Africa.
Kelsey Klein is an education researcher with expertise in survey and assessment development, data collection procedures, and quantitative data analysis.
Chuck Klevgaard is a nationally recognized expert in substance misuse prevention, public health, and school-based health. Drawing on his experience in collective impact and prevention-focused partnerships, he builds the capacity of states, tribes, schools, communities, and cities to use evidence-based substance misuse prevention and intervention strategies.
Randy Kochevar brings expertise in STEM education, instructional design, interactive media, data literacy, and science communications to his leadership of EDC’s Oceans of Data Institute (ODI).
Janna Kook, an experienced researcher and early childhood education expert, advances knowledge of effective strategies to enhance children’s learning in early childhood programs and at home.
Ruth Krumhansl
Hannah Kuntz provides coordination support to EDC’s international projects, particularly those in Latin America. She has expertise in...
Linda Langford is a public health professional with expertise in strategic planning, health communications, and program evaluation. Special...
Sattiya Langkhapin
Sattiya Langkhapin specializes in designing and implementing training curriculum for learners and teachers that focus on promoting learning...
Heidi J. Larson, a digital education specialist and senior manager, leads and co-leads initiatives that build capacity to improve learning throughout the lifespan.
Daniel Lavan is a researcher and evaluator with interests in education, child rights, and child work, particularly in Africa.
Heather Lavigne, an expert in child development and research methodology, leads studies that explore how to enhance formal and informal PreK–12 learning.