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Principal, Continuous Improvement

Andrew brings over a decade of experience in education research, program evaluation and project management. His passion for improving students’ lived experience and learning opportunities began in managing elementary-grade after school programs in San Francisco’s Tenderloin District, sparking a career-long focus on supporting the people and organizations who educate our youth. Andrew combines rigorous academic training in quantitative and qualitative research methods at the Harvard Graduate School of Education with years managing program evaluation projects at Abt Associates in Cambridge, MA. In recent years, through doctoral coursework at Harvard University and partnering on several projects with the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, he has studied and applied the discipline of improvement science as a powerful and systematic method for educators to develop, test, and continuously improve solutions to their most challenging problems of practice. Andrew holds a B.A. from the University of California, Santa Barbara and two master’s degrees in education policy and program evaluation from Harvard University.