We work closely with our clients to conduct research and evaluation studies that improve the teaching and learning that occurs in K-12 schools and higher education institutions as well as non-traditional learning settings. We have worked with numerous agencies and organizations, including schools, school districts, foundations, colleges and universities, museums, and community-based organizations in such areas as:

  • School reform
  • Arts education
  • Teacher preparation
  • STEM education
  • After school & out-of-school time
  • Deaf & hard of hearing education and transition

Our experts will collaborate with you to learn about the effectiveness of your strategies and programs and to help you meet grant-reporting requirements. From small program evaluation studies to large, multi-site longitudinal studies, our evaluations are designed to help our clients make critical decisions in order to strengthen their educational practices. We will help you make a difference in the lives of your educators, students, and parents.

Expert Spotlight


Director of Research

Courtney has expertise in evaluation capacity-building, research and evaluation design, instrument development, data collection, qualitative and quantitative data analysis, and generating actionable insights from research findings. She is particularly skilled in survey design and utilizing qualitative data collection and analysis strategies in mixed-methods research. Courtney has worked with a diverse range of clients including school districts, community-based organizations, foundations, colleges and universities, teachers unions, and government agencies. She has conducted numerous projects ranging from short-term institutional research projects focused on program improvement to multi-year longitudinal studies designed to assess the impact of interventions on students and teachers. Courtney received her Ph.D. from the Rossier School of Education at the University of Southern California, where she also teaches courses focused on building the capacity of practitioners to use data and research to make meaningful changes to programs, policies, and organizations. She has published numerous reports and articles on educational reforms and interventions, class size reduction, data use and inquiry by practitioners, school governance, effective instructional practices, charter schools, and educational partnerships. As a recipient of honors from the Phi Delta Kappa Leader program, she is recognized as a top educator, demonstrating exemplary leadership through service, teaching, and research.