Our Team

"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
Director
Focus Areas: Innovation, Charter Schools, Special Education, Portfolio Strategy
Mary Jane Anderson
Publications Project Manager
Debra Britt
Communications Director
Liz Curtin
Strategy and Special Projects Manager
Michael DeArmond
Senior Research Analyst
Focus Areas: Human Capital, Organizational Change, Policy Implementation
Kristine Echert
Fiscal Specialist
Sean Gill
Research Analyst
Focus Areas: School Finance, District-Charter Cooperation
Betheny Gross
Senior Research Analyst, Research Director
Focus Areas: Personalized Learning, School Choice, Special Education
Georgia Heyward
Research Analyst
Focus Areas: Rural Education, Community, Career Readiness
Paul Hill
Founder, CRPE and Research Professor, UWB
Focus Areas: Portfolio Strategy, Politics, Governance
Ashley Jochim
Senior Research Analyst
Focus Areas: State Politics and Governance, Turnaround Strategies
Shannon Murtagh
Research Analyst
Focus Areas: Portfolio Strategy and Implementation
Alice Opalka
Research Coordinator
Focus Areas: Portfolio Strategy and Implementation
Travis Pillow
Senior Fellow
Focus Areas: Parent & Public Engagement, School Choice
Elaine Riordan
Communications Specialist
Roohi Sharma
Research Coordinator
Sivan Tuchman
Research Analyst
Focus Areas: Special Education, Data Science
Matt Vivion
Web Marketing Manager