Experts

Risa Sackman, MA

Director, School Development and Support

Areas of expertise

  • Elementary education
  • Middle grades
  • High school
  • College and career readiness
  • Adolescent development
  • Positive youth development
  • Educational equity
  • High-poverty communities
  • Leadership development
  • Teacher education and professional development
  • Curriculum design
  • Instructional design
  • eLearning and interface design
  • Dropout prevention

Projects & Resources

  • FHI 360’s Bush School Leadership Development project in Minnesota, funded by the Bush Foundation, assists the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) in supporting effective implementation of the state’s new principal evaluation system, which went statewide in 2013.

  • Funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development, this program aims to improve educational opportunities for economically disadvantaged students in lower secondary schools (grades 7-9) and out-of-school youth living in municipalities with high crime rates.

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