“CRPE first grabbed my attention with its work on school finance and equity, and I have continued to rely on its expertise as I have crafted education policy in Congress. CRPE’s balanced, evidence-based, and forward-thinking approach to improving our education system has been invaluable. In all of its work, CRPE boldly takes on the status quo and focuses on what is in the best interest of students.”
–Congressman George Miller, CA, Senior Democrat of the House Education and Workforce Committee

Our researchers testify as expert witnesses before Congress and state legislatures, serve as advisors to local and national organizations, present at national meetings and conferences and frequently provide interviews and written commentary on complex and emerging issues. Together our team provides breadth of experience and depth of expertise on a range of education issues.

Robin Lake
DirectorFocus Areas: Innovation, Charter Schools, Special Education, Portfolio Strategy

Mary Jane Anderson
Publications Project Manager

Michael DeArmond
Senior Research AnalystFocus Areas: Human Capital, Organizational Change, Policy Implementation

Kristine Echert
Fiscal Specialist

Sean Gill
Research AnalystFocus Areas: School Finance, District-Charter Cooperation

Betheny Gross
Associate DirectorFocus Areas: Personalized Learning, School Choice, Special Education

Sara Hausermann
Grants and Operations Manager

Georgia Heyward
Research AnalystFocus Areas: Rural Education, Community, Career Readiness

Paul Hill
Founder, CRPE and Research Professor, UWBFocus Areas: Portfolio Strategy, Politics, Governance

Ashley Jochim
Senior Research AnalystFocus Areas: State Politics and Governance, Turnaround Strategies

Jean Lombardi
Director of Strategy and Operations

Erik Luc
Project Manager and Special Assistant to the Director

Lane McKittrick
Research AnalystFocus Area: Special Education

Shannon Murtagh
Research AnalystFocus Areas: Portfolio Strategy and Implementation

Alice Opalka
Research AnalystFocus Areas: Portfolio Strategy and Implementation

Travis Pillow
Senior FellowFocus Areas: Parent & Public Engagement, School Choice

Roohi Sharma
Research Analyst

Sivan Tuchman
Research AnalystFocus Areas: Special Education, Data Science