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Comprehensive Centers Directors (2012-2017)

Content Centers

Center on Building State Capacity and Productivity
Edvance Research, Inc.
San Antonio, TX
Dean Nafziger, Director
Phone: (210) 558-4101

College & Career Readiness & Success Center
American Institutes for Research
Washington, DC
Susan Therriault , Director
Phone: (202) 403-6161

Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes
Rutgers University (National Institute for Early Education Research)
New Brunswick, NJ
Lori Connors Tadros, Director
Phone: (703) 256-2266

Center on Great Teachers and Leaders
American Institutes for Research
Washington, DC
Lynn Holdheide, Director
Phone: (202) 403-6321

Center on Innovations in Learning
Temple University
Philadelphia, PA
Marilyn Murphy, Director
Phone: (215) 403-6321

Center on Improving Literacy
University of Oregon
Eugene, OR
Hank Fien, Director
Phone: (541) 346-4240

Center on School Turnaround
Sacramento, CA
Carlas McCauley, Director
Phone: (916) 492-4039

Center on Standards & Assessments Implementation
San Francisco, CA
Andy Latham, Director
Phone: (415) 615-3154

Regional Centers

Appalachia: Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia
ICF International
Charleston, WV
Caitlin Howley, Director
Phone: (304) 342-4627

California: California
Sacramento, CA
Deborah Sigman, Director
Phone: (916) 492-4069

Central: Colorado, Kansas, Missouri
University of Oklahoma
Norman, OK
Donna Richardson, Director
Phone: (405) 325-5485

Florida and Islands: Florida, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands
Education Testing Service (ETS)
Tampa, FL
Alice Lindsay, Director
Phone: (800) 756-9003

Great Lakes: Indiana, Michigan, Ohio
American Institutes for Research
Naperville, IL
Gary Appel, Director
Phone: (630) 649-6601

Mid-Atlantic: Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania
Washington, DC
Angela Minnici, Director
Phone: (202) 246-9499

Midwest: Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin
American Institutes for Research
Chicago, IL
Alicia Garcia, Director
Phone: (312) 283-2311

North Central: Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming
Mid-Continent Research for Education and Learning (McREL)
Denver, CO
Kathleen Dempsey, Director
Phone: (303) 632-5634

Northeast: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont
RMC Research Corporation
Portsmouth, NH
Everett Barnes, Director
Phone: (603) 422-8888

Northwest: Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington
Education Northwest
Portland, OR
Mike Siebersma, Director
Phone: (503) 275-9642

Pacific: American Samoa, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, Hawaii, Republic of Palau
Pacific Resources for Education and Learning (PREL)
Honolulu, HI
Melly Wilson, Director
Phone: (808) 441-1354

South Central: Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma
University of Oklahoma
Norman, OK
Belinda Biscoe Boni, Director
Phone: (405) 325-6939

Southeast: Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina
Southwest Educational Development Corporation (SEDL)
Cayce, SC
Beth Howard-Brown, Director
Phone: (803) 936-0752

Texas: Texas
Southwest Educational Development Corporation (SEDL)
Austin, TX
Jason LaTurner, Director
Phone: (800) 476-6861

West: Arizona, Nevada, Utah
Phoenix, AZ
Paul Koehler, Co-Director
Phone: (602) 322-7004
Marie Mancuso, Co-Director
Phone: (602) 322-7003

Last Modified: 05/04/2021